Sunday, December 9, 2012

What is Acupuncture?



Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine which had its roots in China. This traditional practice involves using very thin needles to stimulate specific points in the body to bring about beneficial therapeutic responses. There is an interesting explanation about its origins; soldiers who were wounded in the battle field by arrows were believed to have been cured of chronic diseases that were otherwise untreated.

Acupuncture is very effective for chronic pain. Some high quality reviews found that it is very effective in treatment of migraines, neck disorders, tension type of headache and peripheral joint osteo arthritis. Some modern day diseases such as insomnia, palpitation, breathing problems, constipation, high blood sugar and high blood pressure is mainly due to dysfunction of nerves and muscles which are getting oversensitive.

 Leading acupuncturists from the Emirates believe that desensitization of muscles and nerves by acupuncture cures the above conditions and prevents the development of cancer, heart and brain diseases. Below we shall discuss two important forms of acupuncture facial and micro-system acupuncture.

Facial acupuncture is suitable for women over the age of 35. According to specialists there are acupuncture techniques which specifically target facial beauty problems like loose jowls, double chins, deep wrinkles, under eye bags and droopy eye lids. It seems that the results are amazing.

Micro-system acupuncture points are not part of any conventional acupuncture. Special ultra thin, single use disposable color radiated needles are placed in hands and feet. The main focus of this form of acupuncture is directed to the area of eyes, optic nerve and brain. This procedure brings about marked results for many hereditary eye problems.

Research scientists have found out that acupuncture therapy can improve skeletal muscle loss and improves mobility through muscle rejuvenation. It helps to improve labored breathing for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Scientists captured pictures of brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging and have concluded that acupuncture really does help to relieve pain. After extensive research it was found that the molecule adenosine acts as a central player in parlaying some effects of acupuncture.
Acupuncture helps to ease severe nerve pain associated with certain drugs. It is highly beneficial to patients with medically unexplained symptoms. It curbs severe menopausal hot flushes and calms highly anxious dental patients. It improved hormone levels and menstrual bleeding pattern in women with poly-cystic ovary syndrome and it reduces stress.

Acupuncture can be used for a variety of ailments. If you have not tried it why not give it a try? This is just a suggestion as always consult your family doctor before attempting anything new.

Take care,
Swarnam