From migraine to backache, acupuncture has effective cures for several common problems
For over 3,000 years, millions of people in China and Asia have relied on acupuncture to promote, restore, and maintain good health. Its effectiveness has been welldocumented by the medical community, and its applications extends beyond chronic pain management or as an analgesic.
A central concept of acupuncture is that the human body is a selfhealing dynamic whole, full of energy and vitality that is being constantly regenerated and rebalanced from within. Acupuncture seeks to enhance the body’s natural healing processes by redirecting and realigning this energy called qi (pronounced as chi).
Acupuncture is known to effectively treat several common problems :
Migraine: These headaches are usually severe in nature and affect one side of the head. The patient feels nauseous and restless when the pain is severe. It can shift to the other side of the head, too. Acupuncture delivered at specific points provides immediate relief from acute pain. Regular treatment cures the problem.
Bed wetting in children: This is also known as nocturnal enuresis. Children can be treated by using soft lasers or colour therapy at acupuncture points, instead of a needle treatment.
Frozen shoulder: In this condition, the patient develops pain in the shoulder joint and is unable to move it. As the disease progresses, the joint becomes immovable and even slight movement causes excruciating pain. This condition occurs more often in diabetics. With acupuncture, patients can regain shoulder joint mobility and get rid of the pain.
Osteoarthritis of knees: The patient suffers from pain and swelling around the knees and mobility is restricted. This is seen mostly in elderly patients. Acupuncture can improve mobility and give complete relief from pain in early cases of osteoarthritis.
Backache: This is effectively treated by acupuncture. Acute back pain is mostly caused by a muscle sprain or because of disc lesion. In more severe cases, a patient requires 20 daily treatments followed by thrice-a-week and then twice-a-week sessions.
Facial paralysis: Also known as Bell’s Palsy, this can be treated by using needles to improve blood supply and improve paralysed muscles.
Irritable bowel syndrome: In this condition, a patient can have symptoms of constipation alternating with diarrhoea.
A course of 20 acupuncture sessions should make the patient recover well.