What are the benefits acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been increasingly used in conjunction with modern medical treatments. But the benefits of acupuncture can be classified into:
a) The promotion of human body functions by:
1.Increasing the blood flow and enhance the circulation
2.Augmenting skin and muscle blood flow
3.Decreasing heart rate and reducing high blood pressure
4.Regulating autonomic nervous system
5.Normalizing the function of digestive system
6.Enhancing the immune system
7.Balancing the reproductive hormones
b) The therapeutic benefits
Acupuncture whether traditional Chinese or Western type is considered to be one of the most known methods of body healing. Although acupuncture is safe and cheap type of treatment, doctors in the west remain skeptical about its effects. Despite that, however, there are many benefits linked to it and these are:-
1.Drug-Free treatment – Acupuncture does use a dry needle and without using any drugs and this drug-free approach is the principle in treating the health related problems.
2. Induce natural Energy (Qi) – According to Traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture is stimulating the body to release of energy (Qi) and the patient will feel re-energized and accumulates strength.
3. Enhances the Immune system – Acupuncture is stimulating and boosting the immunity. The patient will be protected from viral, bacterial or fungal infections and becomes less susceptible to diseases if acupuncture treatment is received on a regular basis.
4. Enhances Blood Circulation – Acupuncture treatment is the natural way to improve the blood flow to the body. Accordingly, any one receiving acupuncture treatment will live a much healthier life.
5. Treat various Diseases – Acupuncture is the best alternative treatment for variety of diseases affecting:
Head & Neck -
Neuralgia, headaches, migraine, fainting, facial pain, ties (?), spasms, cervical spondylosis, neck pain.
1.Limbs and Muscular System -
Fibrositis, muscular rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago, swelling, discoloration, cramps, cold hands and feet, weakness, some types of trembling, neuralgia of shoulders and arms, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, osteoarthritis (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and other joints), weakness or feeling of excessive heaviness of limbs, frozen shoulder.
2.Digestive System -
Duodenal and stomach ulcer, hyperacidity, gastritis, dyspepsia, inability to eat ordinary food, non digestion of food, no appetite, undigested stools, pale stools, belching, wind, abdominal distension, bad breath, dry mouth, bad taste in mouth, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, various types of colic, atony (?), under function of liver, tender liver, hepatitis, chronic cholecystitis, colitis, pancreatitis, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (morning sickness), abdomen feels cold, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome.
3.Respiratory System -
Asthma, bronchitis, tracheitis, shortness of breath, pulmonary congestion, recurrent colds, coughs and mild chronic pulmonary infections.
4.Cardio Vascular System -
Angina pectoris, pseudo angina pectoris, pain or heaviness over cardiac area, fainting, palpitations, tachycardia, certain valvular defects, arrhythmias, arterial spasm, phlebitis, haemorrhoids, lymphangeitis, adenitis, pallor, pins and needles, poor circulation, fainting, feels cold easily.
5.Genito-urinary System -
Kidney inflammation, cystitis, some types of kidney pain, lumbago, bladder irritation and spasm, bed wetting, lack of bladder control. Pelvic pain, painful periods, irregular periods, flooding, menopausal trouble, hot flushes, ovarian pain, mastitis, menopausal loss of hair (sometimes), tender breasts, prostate inflammation.
Weak eyesight, tired after reading a book for a short time, non-optical defects, black spots and zigzags in front of eyes, pain behind or around eye, conjunctivitis, inflamed eyelids.
7.Ear, Nose and Throat -
Hay fever, rhinitis, nose bleeding, sneezing, loss of smell (some types), sinusitis, catarrh, tonsillitis, laryngitis, loss of voice, pharyngitis.
Acne, itching, eczema, hives, abscesses, herpes, neurodermatitis, psoriasis.
9.Nervous System and Psychiatric Factor -
Nervousness, depression, anxiety, fears, obsessions, timidity, stage fright, neurasthenia, wish to die, agitation, outbursts of temper, yawning, excessively talkative, sleeplessness, nocturnal terror, many neuralgias, neuralgia after shingles, trembling, repetitive strain injury (RSI).
10.General State -
General fatigue, lassitude, excessive sleep, excessive yawning, sensitive to change in temperature, travel sickness, post operative weakness, weakness after severe disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME).addiction (drugs & alcohol) and stop smoking.
11.Laser Acupuncture -
Laser Acupuncture (without needles) is now available in this clinic for patients with needle phobia and for children.
c) Other benefits are:
2.No or very few side effects
3.Very effective in treatment combination (Manual, Electrical and/or Laser acupuncture)
4.Effective in controlling most types of pain (acute and chronic)
5.Effective for patients not responding to pain medications
6.The best alternative to pain medications.