What is acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is one of the main forms of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and is thought to have been practiced for at least 2,500 years.

Due to its holistic approach, acupuncture treats the whole person and not just the condition itself - in this view the two are inseparable.

In order to allow for a frame of reference for the Western mind, we will use the Western names for the wide range of illnesses and conditions that acupuncture can successfully treat.

In acupuncture certain points of the body are associated with energy channels or meridians and are stimulated by the insertion of fine needles. This method is thought to restore health by removing energy imbalances and blockages in the body.

The purpose of acupuncture is to rebalance opposing energy forces in different parts of the body. Thus getting the body and the mind back into balance.

Acupuncture has been effectively used for the treatment of back pain, headache, migraine, and sports injuries. However, acupuncture provides more than pain relief. It is helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, abdominal, menstrual cramps, weight control, infertility and much more. The world health organisation (WHO) lists approximately 4 dozen different conditions that can legitimately be treated successfully by acupuncture

The following are a few of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture

  • Neck or cervical pain

  • shoulder pain

  • lower back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Hip pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome

  • Sinus problems

  • Arthritis and Arthritic Pain

  • Jaw and face pain

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Tennis and Golfer's elbow

  • Sports Injury

  • Motor vehicle injury

  • Bladder Infection

  • Stress related disorders

  • Menstrual problems ,PMS and menopause

  • night sweats

  • Smoking Addiction

  • Obesity and weight control

  • Infertility

  • excess energy or lack of energy

  • Asthma

and much much more.

Contraindications

There are very few situations where acupuncture is not advised. These are the most common:

  • If the patient has a haemophilic condition

  • If the patient is pregnant - certain acupuncture points and needle manipulations should not be used during pregnancy

  • If the patient has a severe psychotic condition or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol

 

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