To Know Acupuncture Better
Taking advantage of Acupuncture, one of the most important skills of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat a variety of diseases is still very popular in certain oriental countries. However, Westerners have only just begun to recognize the effectiveness of this ancient medical technic since 1970s.
Acupuncture alleviates pain and is expected to enhance immune response by means of balancing the current of vital life energy (Qi) throughout the whole body. According to TCM hypothesis, Qi circulates in our bodies along fourteen major energy pathways, known as Meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and main functional systems. Over one thousand acupoints exist within the meridian system that can be stimulated to raise the activity of Qi. While inserting special fine, solid disposable needles into certain acupoints, the healing system of our bodies is boosted. Consequently a series of energy (Qi) and blood circulation are redistributed to expel the injured tissue, refresh the immune system and restore our health.
Acupuncture effect from a perspective of Neuroendocrine science
Acupuncture stimulates the neuroendocrine system of human body to secrete its own pain-relieving hormones known as endorphins. These endorphins have the similar action of morphine by binding to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system.
Endorphins are considered to have the ability to block pathways that pass along pain messages from the body to the brain. This ensues pain relief, relaxation and biochemical recovery. In addition, the improved energy biochemical balance caused by acupoint stimulation triggers the body’s natural healing processes which in turn reduces inflammation and promotes physical and emotional well-being.
For Low back pain, Sciatica, Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow and Osteoarthritis, Patients may experience a considerable relief of pain or symptoms after treatment. Often the most dramatic results are felt after the first treatment. The improvement may last or the pain may recur, however, further convalescence should be perceived
after each subsequent treatment sessions. In addition, it is recommended that chronic recurrent symptoms will be benefited from regular treatments.
Aesthetic acupuncture, also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is non-surgical, non-invasive method for people who prefer not only to bring back a youthful appearance, but also improve their overall health and well-being.
Acupuncture is expected to increase the circulation of energy, blood and lymph. It improves the facial natural health color, diminishes wrinkles and eliminates fine lines. It promotes collagen regeneration, increases muscle tone and elasticity, and helps to rejuvenate the skin, flatten wrinkles and reduce bags and sagging.
For best results, 5-10 initial sessions, twice a week, are recommended. Subsequent visits are once a week for a few more weeks, Improvements are generally noticeable during the first 5-10 treatments.