Benefits of Acupuncturist Treatment

We’d like to thank Jane who is an acupuncture therapist in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire for her time in assisting with the following article.

Chinese acupuncture has gained great popularity around the world and is the main character of alternative medicine is to treat pain or discomfort of chronic diseases.

If you suffer from any pain, chronic pain or disease and want to learn how to start an acupuncture treatment, we are now inviting you to know what are the main benefits and disadvantages of acupuncture.

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture has been used in various parts of Asia for centuries and had some popularity around the world lately. While some are skeptical of this treatment, there are also many others who say there was a reduction at least in significant pain and symptoms.

It is often used to help people quit smoking, overcome constant allergy problems, control the symptoms of menopause and reduce the intensity of strong migraines.

Acupuncture uses a very small number of needles that enter the body with great skill and care in certain special points, stimulating the area to redirect or block the flow of life energy through our bodies.

Advantages of acupuncture

A very big advantage and important observation is that, contrary to what many think, is the very efficient process. The advantage is that small needle through the skin can reach internal organs and stimulate the muscles without the need to open an incision in the body with surgery.

In most cases, people do not feel any side effects in acupuncture and even a lot of people by treating find that they no longer need to use medication or analgesics used earlier and that caused unwanted side effects. Therefore, it is ideal for those who prefer alternative medicines with other drugs always clear to the extent that it is possible to just this option.

Acupuncture disadvantages

The major disadvantage is how little concrete physical diagnosis and medical information they give us about the treatment and its development, treatment plan may seem uncertain. Of course, the improvement will be concrete and visible, understand this, but no medical explanations will be as clear as the modern medicine.

At the same time, for practicing and development of treatment can not feel as good as the first time and begin to doubt performance over time. Treatment can be time-consuming and expensive too. This can lead us to give up easily, due to lack of time for to participate in other sessions, among other things.

The choice is always personal, and acupuncture as all modern and traditional or alternative medicine always has its advantages and disadvantages. It is a matter of determining and always keeping our doctors aware of any alternative treatment and use of drugs, especially if we are alternating or changing something, it may not always be the best idea.

 

What is Acupuncture

Origins of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine where the basis of diagnosis and treatment is that the mind and body should be in perfect harmony.

Acupuncture originated in China and other far Eastern cultures, and has developed over 2,500 years. It is widely used and accepted all over the world as a credible medinical treatment.

Acupuncture treatment is gentle and focuses on the wellbeing of the patient. It aims to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

What happens at your first acupuncture session?

Your acupuncture therapist will put you at ease and let you relax. Here are some common guidelines to get the most from your first acupuncture session.

Avoid stimulants such as coffee and alcohol

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and energy drinks for a few hours before your sessions, as these can lead to an increase pulse. This makes it harder for the acupuncture practitioner to get correct readings.

Eating
Eat 2 to 3 hours before your appointment as this will allow your body to digest the food and be comfortable when you lie down.

Time your appointment appropriately
Following your acupuncture treatment, you will be very relaxed, so try to plan your day appropriately.¬† You don’t want to be too stressed beforehand.

What clothes to wear
Loose fitting clothes are best as these will allow free movement of your limbs should you need to move.

Your initial consultation

Most acupuncture treatments will start with a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history and things to do with your current health and general wellbeing. Your pulse will be taken and you’ll most likely be asked about your diet and lifestyle.

How Acupuncture sessions should I book?

How many sessions you will need will depend on each patients needs and condition.

Where can I find an acupuncture practitioner in my area?

Vist http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/ to find a registered practitioner in your area.