What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a uniquely Chinese method of treating disease. It is used to treat systemic diseases through the conduction of meridians and acupoints and the application of certain manipulation methods.
In clinical practice, Chinese medicine diagnoses the cause of the disease, identifies the key, distinguishes the nature of the disease, clarifies which meridian and which organ Then the corresponding prescription of acupuncture points is prescribed for treatment. In order to open the meridians, regulate the qi and blood, so that the yin and yang are in relative balance and the functions of the internal organs tend to be harmonized, thus achieving the purpose of disease prevention.

The skin is sterilized and needles are inserted, frequently with a plastic guide tube. Needles may be manipulated in various ways, including spinning, flicking, or moving up and down relative to the skin. Often the needles are stimulated by hand in order to cause a dull, localized, aching sensation that is called de qi, as well as “needle grasp,” a tugging feeling felt by the acupuncturist and generated by a mechanical interaction between the needle and skin. Acupuncture can be painful. The skill level of the acupuncturist may influence how painful the needle insertion is, and a sufficiently skilled practitioner may be able to insert the needles without causing any pain.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture has a wide range of indications and can be used for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. For example:

  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Diseases
  • Stomatological Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Migraine Headache
  • Sciatica

Other conditions acupuncture may help include:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Immune System Problems
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy Discomforts

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