What conditions does Acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Acupuncture's ability to treat more than 100 common disorders including:
- Gastrointestinal disorders, such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastrointestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis;
- Uro-genital disorders, including stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction;
- Gynecological disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS);
- Respiratory disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis;
- Disorders of the bones, muscles, joints and nervous system, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and shoulder pain;
- Circulatory disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia;
- Emotional and psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety;
- Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs;
- Eye, ear, nose and throat disorders;
- Supportive therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders.....etc
Is Acupuncture safe? Is it painful?
In the hands of a comprehensively trained acupuncturist, your safety is assured. Acupuncture needles are sterile and are either disposable or autoclaved between treatments. If you have a preference, you should discuss the type of needles to be used with your practitioner.
Undergoing an acupuncture treatment bears no resemblance to the feeling of receiving an injection, since the main source of pain from injections is the larger diameter, hollow needle and the medication being forced into the tissue by pressure. Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair. In most cases, insertion by a skilled practitioner is performed without discomfort. You may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the area of insertion. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment. In some cases, your practitioner may also recommend herbs, or dietary, exercise or lifestyle changes.
Combination of Ayurveda & Acupuncture may get you better and faster results.