Acupuncture

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture at Alive WellnessAcupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that was originated in China over 5000 years ago. It is a therapeutic and preventative medical method that helps restore overall wellbeing and health, with the philosophy that it is best to treat illnesses before it even occurs by ensuring the body is healthy and in balance. In the last few decades, increasing research and studies have found that Acupuncture is beneficial and an effective treatment.

 

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

It is based on the concept that living beings have a vital energy called Qi, that circulate through invisible energy lines throughout the body known as the meridians. When one’s Qi is blocked, due to environmental or situational factors, this causes an imbalance and interferes with your body’s ability to function properly.

Frequent fatigue, insomnia, restless sleep and aches and pains in the body are some common indicators of a blockage of Qi. Each meridians was known to associate with a different organ system, and the imbalance in the flow of “Qi” is how disease begin.

Acupuncture uses very fine needles that are inserted lightly onto precise acupuncture points throughout the body (meridian points) to stimulate these key energy centers. This gently clears the blockages and restores balance and wellbeing.Acupuncture at Alive Wellness

WHEN DO YOU NEED ACUPUNCTURE?

While acupuncture is used to treat a variety of illnesses, it is not necessary for one to be sick in order to benefit from the therapeutic effects of acupuncture.

Common issues in our modern day life such as fatigue, headaches, muscles aches and insomnia can be effectively treated with acupuncture as well.

 

 WHEN DO YOU NEED ACUPUNCTURE?

It is not necessary for one to have symptoms to do acupuncture. Even if it’s just a simple symptom like I feel tired all the time could means blockage in your “Qi”. If you don’t feel comfortable, it’s always beneficial to go for an acupuncture; it’s a preventive medical method which do only good and no harm to the body.

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

According to WHO (World Health Organization), acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more. (For reference, please refer to http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/)

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)Acupuncture at Alive Wellness
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Addictions (quit smoking)
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Back / neck pain
  • Cold
  • Knee pain
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Fertility disorders (female and male)
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ulcers
  • Weight loss

WHAT ARE THE NEEDLES LIKE? DOES IT HURT?

Different people might experience acupuncture differently, but for most people, there will be no pain at all. Just keep in mind that it’s possible for you to feel a slight pricking sensation when the needles enter your body, but once it happens, there should be no pain at all. Acupuncture needles are single- use and sterile, they are very thin, smooth and they are made out of stainless steel.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ?

Acupuncture is known to be the most natural way of healing since it practice the body’s natural healing, so it’s unusual to see side effects to the treatment.

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