Acupuncture is the most well known aspect of Chinese Medicine and may be used alone or in conjunction with herbal medicine, moxibustion (the heating of specific acupuncture points using the herb Artemisia), or tui na (Chinese massage). It is likely that the acupuncture practitioner will also offer dietary and lifestyle advice or suggest a course of exercise.
Each of the organs of the body has its own associated channel or pathway of energy. These are
often referred to as meridians. Very fine needles are inserted into points along the meridians with the aim of bringing the body to a point of balance and harmony. Every aspect of the patient’s
life is considered by the practitioner before the points are selected – sometimes it may be impossible to change someone’s life circumstance, but by using Acupuncture the person may be
strengthened so that they are more easily able to deal with what life brings their way.
A visit to an Acupuncturist will usually take up to an hour, with the needles being left in place for 20-25 minutes of that time. Very often people go into a state of deep relaxation whilst the needles are in place and many drift off into a brief but sound sleep. Acupuncture is widely known for its effectiveness in treating musculo-skeletal injuries but has traditionally been used extensively in the treatment of respiratory, digestive, gynaecological and many other chronic conditions.
Following, are some of the many conditions treated by acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture Evidence Project - MacDonald/Janz 2017 advises on research
Musculo-skeletal - lower back pain, joint sprains, muscle strain, sciatica, arthritis, sporting injuries, sports performance or enhancement.
Respiratory conditions - sinus problems, hay fever, common cold or flu, asthma,
Gastrointestinal disorders - constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, haemorrhoids, heartburn and reflux...
When you receive an acupuncture treatment, the aim of the practitioner is to help your body do its job. The physician’s priority is to correct the imbalances and open blockages. These treatments will restore your body’s innate ability to heal itself. In a way, you are the one that causes healing. The acupuncturist is enabling you to reestablish your own body’s natural healing potential.
A scientific explanation is that acupuncture may release natural pain-relieving chemicals into the body, promote circulation in body, and balance the nervous system.
What is a treatment like? For carpal tunnel syndrome, acupuncture points are generally on the wrist, arm, thumb, and hands, as well as other parts of the body such as the upper back, neck, and leg.
Press Renzhong(GV26 Shuigou): At the junction of the upper 1/3 and middle 1/3 of the philtrum.
It could be used for all kind of emergency conditions, This is quick and positive. It could also help mental disorders, epilepsy, hysteria, infantile convulsion, coma, apoplexy-faint, trismus, deviation of the mouth and eyes, puffiness of the face, etc.