Acunucture, what is this about?
is one of the well-known and highly respectful complementary
medical treatment modalities in the world. Modern biochemical
research scientifically proved positive impact of acupuncture
on human health. Majority of people know that treatment effect
of acupuncture occurs through painless insertion of specially
tiny needles into specific locations on the skin, i.e.
acupuncture points or acupoints. However, not all people know,
that several sofisticated and amazingly interrelated theories
stand behind this procedure. According to these theories
physical and mental well-being of individuals depends on free
flow of energy within specific channels, on which acupoints
are located. Interrupted free flow of energy causes imbalance
of energy and a person gets ill.
Acupuncture usually effective in treatment of chronic medical
problems. With exception of cases with irreversible
morphological changes, acupuncture is effective in treatment
of neck and back pain, headache, allergic conditions, joint
problems. Besides that, acupuncture demostrated positive
results in medical management of male and female problems,
skin and gastrointestinal disorders as well as high blood
After traditional Chinese physical examination acupuncture
practitioner painlessly inserts disposable acupuncture needles
into specific places on the skin with 10 40 minutes of
exposition (overall time of exposition depends on medical
problem). During the session patient experiences feeling of
numbness, heaviness, coolness or heat around inserted needle.
The number of sessions varies between 5 to 10 and the
treatment usually stops when improvement is at least 70%.
Nutritional and exercise consultations as well as
recommendations on supplements enhance treatment effect of
acupuncture and make overall improvement to be permanent.