Acupuncture is a therapeutic method that has been used for more than 2000 years to: encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve the function of affected areas of the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective and is used as a primary or adjunctive treatment.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of a very fine needle through the skin and tissue at specific points on the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine aims at balancing energy and blood in the body to keep it functional and healthy. Acupuncture also stimulates the body to produce a chemical called “endorphins,” which helps block the pathway that relays pain messages from the body to the brain. This results in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating painful obstruction due to muscular disorders such as, headaches/migraines, neck and back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, sciatica, arthritis Also digestive disorders such as gastritis, hyperacidity, constipation and spastic bowel. It can treat respiratory disorders such as asthma and bronchitis.
Acupuncture special advice: Patients should not eat unusually large meals before or after treatment but should not come on an empty stomach. It is best to avoid alcohol or sedatives for four hours prior to treatment and coffee one hour prior to treatment. After treatment, bath or showers should be avoided. No exertion or exercise, no coffee, alcohol or cigarettes 3-4 hours after treatment and one should try to keep the body warm and away from wind. For females, acupuncture should not be performed for the first 3 days of menstrual cycle and pregnant women should avoid acupuncture entirely.