Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles through the skin to stimulate the flow of vital energy “Qi” through pathways called meridians, to rebalance the body and promote healing.
How does Acupuncture work?
Diseases are caused by imbalance of Qi in the body, so by Acupuncture application it can facilitate the smooth flow of Qi and rebalance the body’s vital energy to facilitate healing and pain relief.
According to the International Journal of Neuroscience, in an article published in 2006, research found that Endomorphin-1, beta endorphin, encephalin, serotonin and dopamine levels increase in plasma and brain tissue through Acupuncture application. These chemicals cause analgesia, sedation, recovery of motor functions, have immunomodulatory effects on immune system and lipolithic effects on metabolism. Because of these effects acupuncture is used for treatment of pain syndromes such as migraine, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, trigeminal neuralgia; Gastrointestinal disorders such as disturbance of gastrointestinal motility and gastritis; psychological illness such as depression, anxiety and panic attack; for rehabilitation of hemiplegia and obesity.
What to expect?
Our Acupuncturist will collect your medical history, diagnose you according to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory by taking your pulse and checking your tongue. She will also do a western medical diagnosis depending on your condition. There after the course of treatment will be determined and the patient will be advised accordingly.
How many sessions?
2 sessions a week, 50min per session for 4-8 weeks depending on each person’s condition.
Depending on the treatment area, one may be required to remove some clothes.
Please ensure that the area is clean from dirt.
Safety, side effects and pain
Sterile, disposable needles are used. Tingling and sore pain may occur when needled. Contraindicated for pregnancy, bleeding disorders and pacemaker.