Acupuncture belongs to the ancient Chine, and it’s one of the oldest methods of treating in medicine. The whole idea is founded on Qi concept –which is, essentially, a vital life energy that eternally flows through the web of pathways that are called meridians. When you are sick, one of the meridians is blocked and causes an illness.
How it works?
This ancient treatment is based on unblocking aforementioned meridians, in order to restore body’s health and balance. It is performed via inserting needles at the key sections of meridians – needles are inserted in a very delicate and neat way.
Does acupuncture cause any pain?
95% of people reported little or no discomfort at all during the treatment since the treatment is very delicate by itself and practitioners will be very patient, especially if you don’t like needles. The whole process is painless, although you can feel a bit of tingling. It is recommended to go into deep state of relaxation in order not to be alerted by the tingling effects.
The very first session
The first session is usually about 90 minutes, where our professionals will discuss with you the health concerns and other factors of your visit – sleep, mood, energy or something else. Before starting you will fill up a short survey and then have a brief medical examination. After all this, you will have your first acupuncture session, which will not last like other session will do, due to needed time for adjustment.
What problems can you solve with acupuncture ?
Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Chronic and Acute Pain
Acupuncture’s most commonly known benefit in the West is its ability to relieve pain. Many physiotherapists and chiropractors now practice Acupuncture specifically to help patients with pain, whether this is chronic or acute one.From a Traditional Acupuncture approach the treatment of pain is actually divided into two distinct treatments. The first and most commonly applied is what we refer to as the Branch treatment. The analogy of a tree is used to describe this approach. The Branch is basically the symptom, for example, knee pain or migraine headaches. Needles are inserted into the local area and adjacent points. Less commonly understood is the Root treatment. The analogy of a tree is particularly useful here to help us understand the importance of this aspect. As with a tree the roots supply the nourishment, the unseen system that supports the rest of the organism. If the roots are weak the whole organism is weak. From this perspective it makes no sense to just treat the branch/symptom.
If we wish to provide a long term relief it’s important for the Root of the issue to be addressed. Once the underlying cause is understood through the diagnostic process and the root treatment applied the branch can then be treated. Even within the branch treatment itself a number or approaches can be considered. We generally use two approaches for pain. The first is the most basic and involves the insertion of needles into local points around the area of pain. The second approach is more traditional and involves needles being inserted into distal points. For example, when treating headache/migraine needles may be inserted into the hands and feet. Although this may seem strange at first glance the results of this approach can be extremely effective and when combined with a correct root treatment can often have immediate results.