What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the treatment of a person's illness or pain by inserting small needles into the body at certain places (meridians and acupoints).Acupuncture is one of the components of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is an effective and accepted healing practice.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture needles work on the meridians (invisible energy rivers) to correct the imbalance of a persons Qi (energy flow). Imagine your body is a city, and the meridians like the roads. The traffic goes nicely if everything is fine; but once you hurt yourself, such as your lower back, the local muscles will become tight, which is similar to the traffic will jam caused when a car breaks down. This kind of tightness is the blocking of the Qi flow.
To treat it, we insert the needles into the local area to reduce the energy blocking (fix the broken car) and also put the needles away from the lower back to divert traffic, to restore the Qi and energy flow.
Different styles of Acupuncture and related indications:
Orthopaedic Acupuncture :
Acute and Chronic pain
Spinal problems such as Slipped Disk, Sciatic Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain.
Joints problems such as Frozen Shoulders, Pelvic Pain, Arthritis includes Osteo-Arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Muscular problems such as Muscles Wasting and Dystrophy, Muscle Spasm, Tennis Elbow, Golf Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Smoking Withdrawal Syndrome
Alzheimer's disease and Dementia
Depression, Stress, Anxiety
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
What could happen during and after the treatment?
All of the treatment should be undertaken when you are lying down. As the muscles relax and blood vessels dilate, and the circulation is stimulated, your blood pressure and blood sugar level maybe drop a tight bit. So please make sure your stomach is not empty before the treatment, and also make sure you are not dizzy before you get up after the treatment. Have some warm water after the treatment, and you may need some snack as well if you are Diabetic.