Acupuncture can be used to treat a whole host of ailments including:
All types of arthritis are diseases of a blocked or obstructed channel. This may be due to the invasion of a channel by a pathogen or due to direct damage to a channel, such as in a strain. when a channel is damaged there is poor circulation of qi and blood, and this will cause pain.
If the pain wanders then this is called wandering Bi. If it is painful then it is due to cold and is called painful Bi. If there is a heavy feeling in the limbs and body, or in the part that is affected by arthritis, then it is called Heave Bi and it is due to invasion by damp. If a joint is hot then it is Hot Bi and it is due to the accumulation of wind, cold and damp, with the subsequent invasion of heat.
Traditional Chinese medicine theory believes that arthralgia is caused by wind, cold and dampness, which block the meridians, and acupuncture has the functions of dredging the meridians, dispelling cold and dampness, and relieving pain, so it has a good analgesic effect on various types of arthritis.
In addition, under the guidance of the theory of syndrome differentiation and treatment in traditional Chinese medicine, different methods are selected through the combination of acupoints, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, etc., for some refractory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatoid joints Inflammation, also has a good therapeutic effect. Therefore, acupuncture can not only relieve the symptoms of arthritis but also treat the cause of arthritis. It is a very good way to treat arthritis.
Neck & Back Problems
Neck pain can come from a wide number of causes. Maintaining an awkward position may result in neck muscles becoming overtired causing the joints of the neck to become ‘locked’ in position, this creates discomfort, stiffness and restricted movement. Neck pain can also be brought on by a whiplash injury – for example, if someone drove into the back of a car you are in, or a medical condition (swelling, tumour, bleeding, inflammatory response, etc.). Sometimes neck pain may also cause headaches.
Studies show acupuncture is effective in relieving certain types of neck pain, particularly those caused by whiplash. Our experience is that it is extremely effective for neck tension and stiffness and restriction with no injury. Some studies suggest acupuncture can treat degenerative neck disorders such as ankylosing spondylosis and cervical spondylosis; in many cases, acupuncture has worked for patients whose conditions could not be solved using conventional approaches.
There are many causes of back pain and a doctor must first establish whether the problem is muscular, spinal, nervous in origin or caused by a disease of the internal organs. There are a few ways by which acupuncture is thought to work for back pain: Stimulates nervous system. Trigger points stimulated by acupuncture could release chemicals from the spinal cord, muscles, and brain. Some of these could be naturally pain-relieving.
Migraine is a common type of headache. As the pace of life accelerates, the number of migraine patients is increasing, which brings a lot of pressure to many people. The main manifestations of migraine are: the initial stage of headache is usually one side of the headache, starting from the temple, swelling pain, drilling pain or throbbing pain, and then spreading to the whole half of the head or the whole head, or sinking head, Squeezing, numbness, but each headache can be confined to one side, or it can occur alternately on the left and right sides. Before the attack, there may be hallucinations and hemianopia, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, pale complexion, and cold limbs, which lasts for several hours or several days. The degree of headache gradually worsens, and the headache worsens when bending, bowing or exerting force, and is irritable, afraid of noise and strong light.
The treatment principle of acupuncture and moxibustion is headache control during the attack period, and prevention during the remission period.
Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment during migraine attacks use acupoints from the proximal and distal parts to clear the orifice, dispel pathogens and relieve pain, and take Baihui, Fengchi, Taiyang, Touwei, Jiaosun, and Ligu acupoints from the proximal part to clear the meridians of the affected area. In the far part, take acupoints such as Waiguan, Taichong, Xingjian, Zulinqi, etc. to regulate the meridian Qi. The above-mentioned acupoints are the basic prescriptions for the treatment of migraine, and the clinical treatment should be combined with TCM syndrome differentiation and menstruation differentiation. Acupressure can achieve the same effect for people who hate needles.
Insomnia is called insomnia and insomnia in Chinese medicine. In mild cases, it is difficult to fall asleep, or sleep is not adequate, or unable to fall asleep after waking up; in severe cases, stay awake all night. Often accompanied by symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and forgetfulness. In terms of treatment, Western medicine mainly uses sleeping pills, but long-term use of sleeping pills can cause drug dependence and only treat the symptoms. In the treatment of traditional Chinese medicine, the treatment of diseases is based on the use of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Acupuncture treatment of insomnia is a common method used by many patients. After acupuncture treatment on the same day, some people sleep like a baby that night. The combined points for the treatment of insomnia are distributed in five parts of the human body, such as the three sleep acupuncture points on the head and the four tranquilising points on the ears. Sleep acupoints on the hands, Anmiansi acupoints on the neck, Sleep 2 acupuncture on the feet, etc.
There are many patients suffering from frozen shoulder in daily life, and most people choose to use acupuncture to treat frozen shoulder. Acupuncture occupies a very important position in Chinese medicine. For the long and stubborn disease of frozen shoulder, there are some options for acupuncture treatment. Good results. In acupuncture treatment, you only need to find the acupoints for frozen shoulder, choose the size of the needle, and take some Chinese medicine together. It has a good effect on patients with frozen shoulder.
With frozen shoulder disease, the onset is relatively slow. Such patients often cannot sit for a long time. Many patients do not pay attention to this. Once the shoulder is painful, they will choose to put on plasters. The patient brings a lot of pain, so many patients want to choose Chinese medicine treatment. Let’s understand the effect of Chinese medicine acupuncture on frozen shoulder.
Frozen shoulder is often a different acute inflammation of the shoulder area, which has not been treated in time, and the affected muscle groups are also different from person to person. But all in all, it is mainly manifested in the front of the shoulder, back of the shoulder, and arms. The specific parts such as the lesion site are in front of the shoulder, and the pain points of each person will also be very different.
Moxibustion has a good therapeutic effect on this type of disease. Chronic inflammation of the shoulder is often transformed from acute inflammation. For example, early acute inflammation, such as biceps tendinitis, can be treated with acupuncture at the beginning of the disease. Can prevent the patient from turning into chronic periarthritis. Therefore, moxibustion treatment at the right time is still very necessary.
TCM treatment of frozen shoulder, in the treatment of acupuncture and moxibustion, a combination of Chinese medicine is the only way to achieve a better effect. Acupuncture can dredge the meridians, regulate qi and blood, reduce inflammation and analgesia. Frozen shoulder is mostly caused by chronic strain, trauma, or wind-cold obstruction of the collaterals, and belongs to the category of traditional Chinese medicine arthralgia. If it doesn’t work, it hurts, and if it hurts, it doesn’t work. Therefore, the treatment of frozen shoulder is very effective with acupuncture and moxibustion.
Sports Injury/Tennis Elbow
The formation of tennis elbow is caused by long-term fatigue or too frequent elbow joint activities. Activity pain and soreness on the outside of the elbow joint are common symptoms of tennis elbow. Any repetitive actions—typing, checking out at a supermarket, or repetitive weightlifting—can lead to tennis elbow. As well as playing tennis regularly. If tennis elbow persists and is caused by some aspect of the work that the victim cannot avoid.
Acupuncture is a treatment method of combined medicine. Tennis elbow can be treated with acupuncture, which has the effects of dredging the meridians, expelling wind and cold. Through the meridian theory to improve the local microcirculation to achieve the purpose of curing diseases, tennis elbow can be cured by acupuncture on the basis of adequate rest. Of course, for intractable tennis elbow, acupuncture treatment will last longer.
Wind, cold and dampness invades the meridians and can cause sciatica. Symptoms are pain and swelling of the bladder menstruation, tenderness in Chengfu, Weizhong, and Kunlun, difficulty walking, and aggravated pain when sneezing and bending over. The pulse is slippery and the strings are tight, and the tongue coating is white and greasy.
In the case of sciatica, it can be treated by acupuncture to dispel wind and cold and reduce dampness. Unblock the energy of the meridians. Acupuncture mainly improves the problem of pain through two aspects: 1. It can go through the muscles, such as along the muscles around the sciatic nerve, and help improve the symptoms of pain by loosening the muscles, mainly by stimulating the pain points; 2. Acupuncture points can be stimulated, such as the Huantiao point, Shenshu point, etc., to help adjust and improve, and to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. If numbness and other symptoms of sciatica appear, it is very important for the surrounding electrical stimulation, especially for the stimulation of the waist. Only after the peripheral circulation of the waist improves, the symptoms of sciatica will gradually disappear, so you can choose the waist acupuncture point It will be better to treat and improve.
Sciatica is a kind of disease with a higher incidence in clinical orthopaedics. Acupuncture is the general term for acupuncture and moxibustion. Its main function is to relieve fatigue, dredge meridians, enrich blood and promote qi, and treat diseases with acupuncture and stimulating acupoints. Therefore, acupuncture is an effective method for the treatment of sciatica. In addition to acupuncture and moxibustion, conservative treatment of sciatica also includes absolute bed rest, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics, infrared and microwave physiotherapy, and so on. For sciatica caused by severe lumbar disc herniation, it is recommended that patients use surgical treatment, minimally invasive foraminal endoscopy or open surgery, which can completely treat sciatica.
Knee joint pain can be treated with acupuncture, and the effect is very good. Acupuncture is widely accepted abroad because acupuncture has a strong analgesic effect and is widely used in various joint pains. Especially in foreign countries, the scope of acupuncture in China is more extensive, so acupuncture can effectively treat knee pain. There are many reasons for knee pain, which can be caused by trauma, accidental walking sprains, or degenerative changes. When treating knee joint pain symptoms, we must first consider what kind of cause it is, whether it is traumatic, degenerative, or metabolic problem. It is all possible. It is also possible to identify the location of its onset. The location of tendons, muscles, cartilage, or ligaments needs to be identified. Then, according to the overall condition of the patient, the syndrome differentiation and treatment are carried out, and the cause of treatment is performed, so that the problem of knee pain can be fundamentally solved.
Many people with cervical spondylosis will feel obvious dizziness. This is due to insufficient blood supply to the brain. The compression of the cervical spine often leads to deterioration of blood circulation and causes dizziness. At this time, doctors will recommend the use of acupuncture to treat cervical spondylosis. According to the theory of Chinese medicine, Cervical spondylosis is caused by wind, cold, blood, meridian and so on. It can be seen that acupuncture and moxibustion has a certain effect in the treatment of cervical spondylosis. After the channels and collaterals are dredged, the qi and blood are regulated through the veins, the blood supply to the brain is increased, the yin and yang in the body are relatively balanced, and the functions of the internal organs are more coordinated, so as to prevent and treat the disease. the goal of. Cervical spondylosis is common in neck, shoulder, back, upper limb pain and soreness, numbness and discomfort, and is more common in the cervical spine and nerve root cervical spondylosis. Acupuncture, as a traditional Chinese medicine method, plays an important role in the treatment of cervical spondylosis.
Cervical spondylosis is common in neck, shoulder, back, upper limb pain and soreness, numbness and discomfort. It is more common in cervical spine and nerve root cervical spondylosis. When selecting acupuncture points for acupuncture treatment, often use the acupoints that cause the disease. Commonly used acupuncture points are Dazhui, Fengchi, Jianjing, Sousanis, Hegu, etc. For people with major pain, severe pain, and severe cold, the acupuncture should not be strong, the position should be deep, and the needle should be kept for 10 minutes. Acupuncture treats cervical spondylosis by regulating blood gas and relieving pain. At the same time, it can also be supplemented with cervical spine Jiaji, Fengfu, Dazhui, Pohu, Tiangui and other acupoints to treat neck and shoulder stiffness, neck and shoulder pain and other symptoms.
When acupuncture is used to treat cervical spondylosis, it is done once a day for about 20 minutes at a time, and the treatment process is usually based on the patient’s response to acupuncture treatment. Usually, a course of treatment is about 8-12 times.
Chronic fatigue, with fatigue as the main symptom, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by long-term fatigue with various accompanying symptoms. The clinical manifestations of CFS include fatigue, inattention, headache, sore throat, lymph node tenderness, muscle pain, joint pain, fever, difficulty sleeping, mental problems (such as depression), allergies, abdominal cramps, weight loss or gain, skin rash, Fast pulse, chest pain and night sweats. It includes both physical symptoms and mental symptoms. In fact, in Chinese medicine, we just adjust one content-the five internal organs. TCM treatment focuses on the five internal organs. We adjust the five internal organs and choose its backshu points, Xinshu, Ganshu, Pishu, Shenshu, Feishu, strengthening the five internal organs, regulating the five internal organs, and harmonizing qi and blood. This is what Chinese medicine teaches. In the way of thinking, we grasp the core and only adjust the five internal organs, and other problems can be solved easily. You can take acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and massage. Both for physical fatigue and mental fatigue have a very significant effect.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture relieves stress by promoting the movement of Qi in the body. According to Chinese medicine, energy that normally flows smoothly throughout the body can get stuck or dispersed due to stress or disease. This can lead to:
Muscle tension, headache, irritability, restlessness, upset Qi will also become lacking.
From a physiological point of view, the stimulation of acupuncture points will promote the release of ‘happy hormones’, such as endorphins and other natural chemicals, which signal to the body that it is safe and reliable, and can relax and shut down its stress. reaction. Acupuncture has been proven to be good for body and mind.
Anxiety disorder is a mental disorder. Its pathogenesis is related to physical, psychological, and social factors. There are many treatment methods for anxiety. Acupuncture is one of the therapies. It stimulates certain acupoints of the human body to promptly adjust the body’s mood and alleviate some of the symptoms of the patient.
After the onset of anxiety, patients can choose acupuncture treatment to have a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture can be performed on the acupoints of the human body such as Neiguan, Hegu, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Taixi, Yanglingquan, and Fengchi. Generally, patients use the technique of flattening, replenishing, relieving, and performing acupuncture once a day or every other day, which can relieve the symptoms of the patient in time.
Acupuncture is almost the oldest medical technique on earth. Acupuncture can treat depression. Depression is an affective mental disorder. Acupuncture can directly affect the emotional brain and mediate the energy in our body. The clinical manifestations are low mood with insomnia and mental activity inhibition. At present, the incidence of depression is gradually increasing, which is related to many factors, such as greater work and life pressure, marriage and emotional problems. Most depression patients lose confidence in life, and the severe ones have world-weariness, which brings serious harm to the patients themselves, their families and society.
At present, most antidepressants are used for control, but the side effects are relatively large and they need to be taken for a long time. Acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of depression are based on TCM differentiation, selection of corresponding acupoints using the holistic view of TCM, and appropriate manipulations for treatment. It can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, soothe the liver and relieve depression, nourish the heart and calm the nerves so that the body’s qi and blood can be harmonized, and the viscera functions are in a normal state. . Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment also need to assist psychological counselling, which can enable patients to build confidence in life and overcome psychological obstacles, so as to help the disease get better recovery.
Acupuncture weight loss is achieved through the traditional Chinese acupuncture method, acupuncture and moxibustion on the relevant points of the body, to adjust the body’s secretion, and ultimately achieve weight loss. There are many advantages of acupuncture to lose weight. It is painless, has a significant effect and does not need to experience the pain that other methods of weight loss may bring. The comprehensive effects of gastrointestinal regulation are mostly reflected in the two changes of decreased appetite and smooth stool. We know that many obesity is caused by too much intake, so the regulation of gastrointestinal function has a great effect on weight loss. I don’t want to eat so much anymore. This is a phenomenon that many people who have received acupuncture to lose weight can observe. Because acupuncture can prolong the emptying time of the stomach, it can suppress or even decrease the appetite that is relatively hyperactive. In addition, it can also improve intestinal function. For example, some people with constipation during the process of acupuncture and moxibustion to lose weight, the intestinal peristalsis is strengthened, and the excretion effect is also enhanced. This is the result of acupuncture can enhance intestinal function. The metabolism here includes sugar metabolism, fat metabolism and so on.
Acupuncture to lose weight has a better effect on obese middle-aged and young people aged 20-50. Because at this age, the human body is relatively mature and various functions are relatively sound. Through acupuncture treatment, it is easier to adjust various metabolic functions of the body, promote fat decomposition, and achieve the effect of weight loss and lipid reduction.
In the process of acupuncture weight loss treatment, anorexia, thirst, and increased frequency of bowel movements may occur. These are all normal phenomena. Because through acupuncture and moxibustion treatment, the body’s internal functions are constantly adjusted, which promotes a faster metabolism, continuous energy consumption, and some clinical symptoms appear. When the body re-establishes balance, these symptoms will disappear.
Consumed in large quantities, alcohol is a poison that destroys brain cells, and can adversely affect every organ in the body. Social drinking can turn into a physical dependence on alcohol and alcoholism so gradually that family and friends may have difficulty in persuading the alcoholic that he or she has a problem.
Once the addiction develops, alcoholism can make the body so dependent on alcohol that it is unable to function without it. Symptoms of alcoholism include depression, memory blackouts and hallucinations. The diagnosis in Chinese Medicine is that excessive alcohol consumption causes too much heat in the body, damaging the liver and stomach.
At present, the acupuncture point stimulation method for alcohol withdrawal is mainly ear acupuncture, and body acupuncture is also used for alcohol withdrawal. In order to improve the effect, some people also try ear acupuncture in combination with a small number of antidepressant drugs. From clinical observations, it is found that the treatment subjects must have the desire to abstain from alcohol and must have the perseverance to persevere in order to achieve satisfactory results. After quitting, the patient has no symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, which also shows that this method has a good regulatory effect on human organs damaged by alcohol. In addition to abstinence from alcohol, acupuncture has a better effect on sobering up and preventing the recurrence of alcoholism.
Smoking can affect your health seriously. A smoker is easily prone to catching sore throats, skin rashes, chest infection, asthma, stress, migraine and many more illness. When you are pregnant and you risk smoking, it can easily harm your baby and there is a higher risk that your baby will be born premature or underweight.
Even if you are really determined to stop, you may have found that willpower alone is not enough. All over the world people have tried different methods to stop smoking. Nicotine Patches, Hypnosis, sometimes they work, very often they don’t.
Acupuncture is a tried and tested, proven way of providing helps to stop smoking. Acupuncture can re-balance the vital energy of the body – the Qi which flows continuously around the meridian system, which is an energetic network of channels that not only connects the acupuncture points to each other but also directly influences the functioning of the internal organs and other controlling systems of the body.
In the treatment for stopping smoking, we usually choose 6-7 points that connect to the lungs to re-balance its functions to stop the craving for Nicotine.
Although the menopause is a natural change, it does not always go smoothly. Women going through the menopause can suffer from hot flushes, depression, migraine, headaches, or loss of calcium, leading to osteoporosis.
Acupuncture treatment can deal with menopausal syndrome. In fact, acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment method. The principle of this treatment method is to use silver needle stimulation to dredge people’s acupoints and ultimately achieve the goal of thoroughly curing the disease.
Acupuncture has a certain effect on dredging the meridians, and the appearance of menopause has a certain relationship with the qi and blood in the old age. Therefore, the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in life can cure menopausal syndrome.
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