Body & Health Accupunture Doc
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Telp. (021) 2300323
Acupuncture Therapy is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries. It is based on the theory that energy flow called qi or chi in the body. Whatever it is assumed that the flow on the lines of energy called meridians. Acupuncturists believe a blocking or imbalance in the flow of chi at any point on a road can cause disease. Doctors of Chinese medicine, acupuncture believe in balance and free flow of Chi to heal.
People often use acupuncture to treat pain. Western medical researchers who have studied acupuncture believe that it may reduce pain through body chemicals, calming effects (opioid peptides), or glands (such as the hypothalamus) that produce substances the body uses.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture usually is done by placing a very fine needle into the skin in certain areas of the body the energy flow in the meridians of the body to exert their influence. Other forms of acupuncture may use heat, pressure or a mild electric current to the energy flow along these meridians to stimulate.
What is acupuncture used for?
People use acupuncture to relieve pain and treat certain health conditions. You can use it by itself or as part of a treatment program. Studies have found promising results for the use of acupuncture in treating nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy, chemotherapy, and postsurgery pain. Acupuncture also may be useful for:
- Stroke rehabilitation, which involves relearning skills that a person lost because of brain damage from a stroke.
- Headache. A recent study shows that adding acupuncture to standard treatment leads to significant, long-lasting relief from chronic headaches, especially migraines.1
- Menstrual cramps.
- Tennis elbow.
- Fibromyalgia, or widespread pain and tenderness of muscle and soft tissue.
- Myofascial pain, caused by spasm in the muscles.
- Osteoarthritis, or the breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that protects and cushions joints. A recent study found that acupuncture can reduce knee pain and increase movement of the knee in people with osteoarthritis.2
- Low back pain.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, or pressure on a nerve in the wrist that results in tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers and hand.
- Asthma, or inflammation in the tubes that carry air to the lungs, resulting in periodic episodes of difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing.
- Dental pain.
- Labor pain.
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