There are records of acupuncture used for hundreds of years before now. Nevertheless, this art originated from China, and for thousands of years, it has been practiced there. About the second part of the twentieth century, it started to spread widely in the western part of Europe and beyond. Chinese Acupuncture Adelaide Involves an insertion of thin needles into the skin of the patient at different specific points of the body. Scientifically, the medical industry is not very much in agreement with this practice.
However, it is certain that Chinese Acupuncture Adelaide has some benefits including alleviation of nausea symptoms and pain relief. According to WHO, Chinese acupuncture Adelaide is very good for the treatment of more than 28 different conditions. Those with migraines or tension headaches could find acupuncture as a very effective practice that will alleviate their symptoms.
How Does it Work?
Through 350 or more acupuncture point, in strategic places of the body, energy flows and meridians can be accessed– Sickness is said to be as a result of unbalanced forces. When needles are pierced into these strategic points with the required combinations, it is believed that the flow of energy will come back to its normal state.
How Is it Carried Out?
The acupuncturist will make use of single-use disposable needles. As each of these needles is inserted, the patient would feel them, but without pain at the beginning. However, when these needles get to the right depth, there would be an aching sensation. Sometimes the needles are stimulated or heated with electricity after inserting them. Once it is inserted, the needles must remain there for twenty minutes or thereabout.
Acupuncture involves several weeks or fortnights of treatments, depending on the situation at hand. Most courses can include up to about 12 sessions. A visit to the acupuncture center will involve an examination and assessment of the patient’s physical and mental condition, with advice on personal-care. Most sessions can last up to 30 minutes. The patient will be required to lie down, either face-down or face- up, depending on the various point of insertion.
Some benefits of acupuncture are:
- It is an effective combination treatment
- Used in controlling most types of pain
- Could be considered for people who don’t respond to other pain medications.
- It is an alternative for patients who may not like to use pain medications.
Even though acupuncture is mainly used independently for some situations, it is now becoming a treatment option recommended by many health practitioners. The use of acupuncture to alleviate pain or nausea issues after surgery has become more widespread. Using acupuncture before any surgical operation will reduce the amount of pain and some potent painkillers that are required by a patient when surgery is over.