Acupuncture – balancing, re-creating energy and healing from inside out
Almost everyone who has received acupuncture once can feel the immediate relief of their health problems.
Acupuncture is a practice originated from ancient Chinese medicine for preventative or therapeutic purposes
What is Acupuncture?
The philosophy of Chinese medicine is based around the flow of energy through the body, also known as Qi. It’s the basis of all manifestations of life and health. Diseases are a disturbance of the harmonious Qi flow. A weak or an intense Qi causes pain and other dysfunction. Through the needling of various acupuncture points a skilled acupuncturist can help you regain the balance of energy.
If you look at acupuncture from the Medical perspective it can be explained in a different way. In the treatment of pain and tension it is used to change the speed and conduction of information through the nerves. The stimulating of fast conducting nerve fibers of the skin sends messages to the brain, and these signals block the pain perception in other parts of the body. Thereby painful tension will be released. Also endorphins will be released in the body by the stimulation of acupuncture needles. This messenger substance, in its chemical composition is similar to morphine like pain reliever. Trials shows, that also the body’s defense’s are increased by a rise of immune cells in the blood.
Human anatomy also describes the relationship between spinal nerves and segments of the skin, muscular system, bones and internal organs. This correlation between spinal nerves and the periphery of the body explain how acupuncture takes effect as well.
The acupuncture points are located close to nerve and vascular bundles. When you insert a needle you sets off a healing response in the body. This process can be used to heal various parts of the body in an indirect fashion. For example, inserting a needle into a client’s hand may trigger a healing process in a variety of body systems from internal organs to muscular systems, bones and skin.
Which ailments you can treat with Acupuncture?
You can relieve all sorts of pain, like:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Low back pain
- Sciatica pain
- Knee pain
And you can treat or support many other ailments too. Such as:
- High and Low Blood Pressure
- Digestion problems
- Allergies/Nutritional Intolerance
- Sleep disorders
- Skin disorders
- Urination difficulties
- Menstrual problems
Acupuncture practitioner specializes in getting rid of neck pain, shoulder pain and other muscle or joints related pain.
Acupuncture Treatment procedures
In order to detect your imbalances, the acupuncturist will talk to you about your ailments, ask some questions for background information, take your pulse and inspect your tongue, because that allows them to gain an insight into the nature of your imbalances.
After the diagnosis follows the acupuncture treatment, our acupuncturist will insert sterilized, thin, single-way needles into the top layer of the skin to stimulate various acupuncture points on your hands, arms, feet, legs or torso. Some needles need manual manipulation during the treatment which lasts 20 to 30 minutes.
Needles are inserted into the body at acupuncture points to re-balance the energy flow.
You should expect a De-Qi sensation during the acupuncture treatment. This can be a dull, tingling, electric, heavy, warm, numb or pressure sensation.
The selection of acupuncture points will be adapted individually by your symptoms and imbalances. The points can change from treatment to treatment. Likewise, the number of treatments is very different and varies from 6 to 12.
The goal is to create a smooth flow of energy and a balance between Yin and Yang, which is equivalent to a state of good health.
Come in for a complementary consultation. If you have any questions or concerns about your condition and treatment please feel free to come to Maple Healthcare Vietnam for more answers pertaining to your condition.