What does acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most people report feeling little pain as the needle is put into certain points. Needles are only inserted to a point that causes a feeling of pressure or ache. Needles may be heated during the treatment. Mild electric current may also be applied to the needles. Some people say acupuncture makes them feel energized. Others say they feel relaxed.

Sometimes other forms of stimulation are used over the acupuncture points instead of needles. These include:

  • Heat (moxibustion)

  • Pressure (acupressure)

  • Tui Na (massage)

  • Friction

  • Suction (cupping)

  • Electromagnetic energy impulses

  • Laser acupuncture

How does acupuncture affect the body?

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. They may promote physical and emotional well-being.

Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective alone or when used with conventional therapies to treat these conditions:

  • Upset stomach (nausea) caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy

  • Dental pain after surgery

  • Addiction

  • Headaches

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Myofascial pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Low back pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Asthma

It may also help with stroke rehabilitation.

What conditions may be helped by acupuncture?

Many people get acupuncture treatment to ease long-term (chronic) pain. This includes arthritis and low back pain. But acupuncture has other uses around the world. 

Conditions that may be helped by acupuncture include:

Digestive - Gastritis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Hepatitis, Hemorrhoids

Emotional - Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervousness, Neurosis

Eye-Ear-Throat - Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Sore throat

Gynecological - Menstrual pain, Infertility

Musculoskeletal - Arthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle pain and weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica

Neurological - Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson's disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke

Respiratory - Allergic rhinitis ,Sinusitis ,Bronchitis

Miscellaneous - Irritable bladder, Prostatitis, Male infertility ,Some forms of impotence, Addiction

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It's based on the concept of energy flow (Qi) through pathways (meridians) in the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), when Qi is blocked or imbalanced, it can lead to illness or pain. Acupuncture aims to restore the balance of Qi by stimulating certain points on the body, which can promote healing and alleviate symptoms.

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