The acupuncture is one of the oldest medicines ever known to people. It has been discovered that people knew about it for about 2500 ago, and this method of treatment is about stimulating different points on different energetic lines called meridians. This procedure generates effects for the whole organism, healing or improving different illnesses.
How It Works
Acupuncture works by eliminating the energetic blockages that might happen in the body. The traditional theory describes many meridians that are present in the body of every living being, both on the surface and in the depth of the tissues, through organs. In their superficial way, the energy can be influenced and some people from the past have managed to do it.
The Asians always think that the natural state of the organism should be health not illness, so when in one of the meridians there is a blockage, the energy doesn’t flow naturally anymore. This allows the organs and every area that is affected to experience a lower level of energy, making them become sensible and vulnerable to germs and illnesses.
By eliminating those blockages, the energy allows the body to heal itself.
Is Acupuncture Good for Your Illness?
Acupuncture can help you, no matter the illness that you are experiencing. The acupuncture is not an invasive treatment, but it means that there will be a balance in energy once the treatment is finished.
When there are no energy blockages, the organism can heal itself, no matter what organ or what system is affected.
This is one of the reasons why acupuncture has proved to be efficient in different types of illnesses that people experience, like back pains or headaches, or nodules, insomnia, emotional illnesses, easy diseases or aggravated ones and so on.
Acupuncture uses very fine needles for treatment. There are special needles that can be used for this procedure, and they are nothing like the needles you can find on the market. Many people are afraid of needles, and it’s understandable why some might feel frightened.
These needles that are used for acupuncture are very fine, having a diameter or 0.12 millimeters, compared to 0.7 millimeters for a syringe, and these needles that are used are inserted into the skin only 2 or 3 millimeters.
This needle-phobia will go away even when the patient is extremely scared, as any professional who is specially trained in acupuncture will show the needle and he will also explain the procedure.
Some needles are for one use only, but there are also needles that can be used for more than one session. This is a question that it’s better to ask before you start the session, and you can always ask for one use only needles.
However, when the specialist is used to sterilize the needles, you’d better ask how this procedure is done. In case you have doubts, you can ask for other needles or you can change the specialist.
A whole treatment for a certain illness means that there have to be more sessions for the recovery to take place. Usually, the frequency is set for one session per week, especially in the beginning. However, in the Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are ten sessions in as many days at the beginning of the treatment, followed by a pause, and then another set of ten.
After a certain number of sessions, and this can be different from patient to patient, according to how the body answers to the treatment, the frequency drops to one session in two weeks or more.
A complete treatment takes about 20 sessions, but it can vary a lot according to the illness. The number of sessions is set after the nature of the illness, the age, how the body answers to the treatment, your body and others. Generally, a 20 years old illness will react harder – or later – compared to a two months old illness. Apart from this, a spiritual or emotional treatment will take more time than a physical treatment.Read more