Acuhelp Acupuncture Clinic

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

What is Acupuncture?

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture ?


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  has a history of  several thousand years. It is the crystallization of the rich experiences in the Chinese people's long struggle against diseases. It is pay an increasing role in promoting the health and well-being, as well as the longevity of humankind. 
Acupuncture is a holistic energetic system based on Chinese expertise that aims to re-balance the body and its flow of energy, both to maintain and regain health. It strengthens the healing powers of your body. It is for almost everyone. The best things is that you do not have to be sick to benefit.  It is effective form of preventive medicine, it helps detect and treat energy imbalance before they lead to disease.



                  
Acupuncture points are located along meridians, which form a network of ‘energetic pathways’ throughout the body. Stimulating these points removes blockages and enables the even flow of energy (Qi). The points chosen for treatment will depend upon your current condition and will aim to re-establish balance and harmony. The points used in treatment can be located in a different part of the body - e.g. headaches may be treated using points on the foot or leg.

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What happens during a treatment?


The  initial consultation is includes questioning on many things including medical history, current medication and present complaints. This will be follow by the traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis. This gives the practitioner a good indication of what is happening in the body.  Once the practitioner has acquired all this information from the patient, he or she determines the diagnosis and  treatment plan.

What do I feel during treatment?


 Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles that may be familiar to you. Insertion is virtually painless, with an occasional tingling sensation, distention or during the treatment patients typically experience a feeling of relaxation and calm.


How many treatments do I need?


Acupuncture begins to take effect from the very first treatment and continues over the following weeks. Acute symptoms may require a follow up within a week or twice a week. The number of treatments is influenced by how long you have had a condition.


Contraindication for acupuncture treatment:


Although acupuncture is safety procedure, it is not suitable for patients with pacemaker, cautions with pregnant women - a high risk of causing fetal distress, do not do acupuncture during menstruation unless there is a disorder, and do not come on empty stomach for a treatment.