However, ignorance of the details, some prejudices contribute to the fact that many people are afraid of acupuncture and unfairly reject it.
What is acupuncture?
There is an interesting legend about how bornacupuncture as a treatment. One peasant was tormented by a headache, working in the field, he accidentally struck his hoe in the leg, and headache suddenly receded. And then over the years conducted empirical studies have shown that there is indeed a connection between two points on the body and human organs.
Through various experiments and observations Taoistsdiscovered that the energy of qi ( "spirit energy") is held in a man is not random, it flows through certain channels. And where these channels are as close to the human skin, and are just the so-called biologically active points (BAP).
What is the meaning of acupuncture, how it "works"? As already mentioned, each biologically active point is associated with some body. Therefore, mechanical irritation it with a needle activates the flow of energy, or vice versa absorbs excess energy flow.
Ever since the first case of the use of hoesto affect the point, doctors and scientists have used a variety of different stimuli. Among them there were sharp stones and pointed sticks, and later began to use needles made of precious metals. Today a very thin apply acupuncture needle of stainless steel, and where the needles must be left for several days - silver or gold needles.
When using acupuncture?
Acupuncture is used in a very wide range of diseases, the special role of this method - anesthesia.
A particularly effective application of acupunctureat various pains: headaches, back pain, back pain, dental pain, painful menstruation. Besides acupuncture used in the treatment of various arthritis and colitis. Rezultativen method as in the treatment of obesity and drug dependency and nicotine.
Beneficial effect of acupuncture on the jobimmune system. This fact is evidence that acupuncture - not a panacea, and should not rely on it as a last chance, when all funds have already tried. However, in combination with medication, massages, in some cases, physical therapy or other treatments of acupuncture has a positive effect on the patient's condition.
A good result is achieved with the help of acupuncture in the treatment of endocrine disorders, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, eye diseases, diseases of the mouth.
It was not to be, that one sessionacupuncture will be enough. To feel and see the results of the treatment, you must spend a minimum of 10 sessions. In general, the number of procedures as well as the number of needles used and the method of application in each individual case is determined by doctor - acupuncturist.
How does acupuncture session?
The procedure begins with the fact thatdoctor-acupuncturist felt part of the body where needles are pricked. This is done to determine the points - empirical method for hours doctors learn to identify biologically active points on the human body by a special heat and other radiation from them. Next, the doctor will treat alcohol skin and enters the needle. Various techniques of acupuncture and identify different ways of entering the needle, and insertion depth. Depending on these factors indicate a sedative and exciting methods of influence.
Sedation is a method of strong irritation,that is, when the point is in a growing irritation over a long period of time. Sedation method in turn has two variations. First - when no more than 2-3 needles are introduced into the tissue to a depth of rotary movements from 1.5 to 8 cm, the needle remains for a period of half an hour to two days. The second method - is when a needle is introduced into 2-4 points more gentle circular movements. This method even children can use.
The use of sedation treatment in acupuncture has a calming and soothing effect.
Exciting same method is characterized by weakbriefly, but all points fast stimulation. The depth of needle insertion from 3 mm to 1 cm, and the exposure period of 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This method provides a stimulating, aphrodisiac and tonic effect. Suitable for both adults and children in the following cases: collapse, paralysis, neuritis of the facial nerve, atonic constipation, impotence.
To enhance the therapeutic effect of the needles conduct electricity or heat is also applied manually or mechanically needle rotation.
Do not be surprised if in the next session the doctor will change the method of use of needles - this combination achieved the best result in acupuncture.
It seems that acupuncture - it is something from the field of esoteric: energy flows, acupressure points, energy channels.
After insertion of the needle begins muscle stimulation,which sends a signal to the central nervous system and thereby relieve endorphins (morphine-like substances produced in the body during stress and pain) that block the pain signals in the brain. So there is nothing supernatural: used for thousands of years the method of treatment used today have a scientific basis.
What else you need to know about acupuncture?
- Acupuncture is not a painful procedure becauseas the needles used are quite thin (thickness comparable to that of human hair). Some discomfort can deliver the very moment of injection. Also slight numbness can occur, and a little itchy when an electric current is used to stimulate.
- Acupuncture is safe, because the used disposable needle.
- Immediately after the acupuncture session is not necessary to drive or operate other machinery, because acupuncture has a strong calming effect.
- cost of the procedure varies from 300 rubles (superficial acupuncture) to 3500 (prolonged installation golden needle). On average, acupuncture session costs about 1000-1200 rubles.
- The number of sessions determined by the physician, but often the treatment gives the result if lasts for 4-5 weeks, two sessions per week.
- After removing the needle, a slight bleeding from the puncture site, and mild dizziness, the symptoms are pretty soon.
- Although cases of puncture of the lungs, blood vessels or nerves,or infection is quite rare - anyway, it is recommended to select highly qualified specialists in reputed clinics. Before the session, still make sure that the doctor will use sterile needles (as we have already said, disposable needles are used in acupuncture today, but nevertheless, it will not hurt to make sure personally).
The apparent advantage of acupuncture beforemedication is often that the drugs are addictive, which causes to increase the dose, and has a therapeutic effect of acupuncture without having harmful effects. Few also contraindications for acupuncture: some skin diseases, pregnancy. The only thing that it is not necessary to conduct the session immediately after a meal and on an empty stomach.
A centuries-old use of acupuncture in the treatment of various diseases only shows the high efficiency of the method.
We wish you many years of healthy life!