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Influence of Acupuncture in Health Recovery
Chinese have made great deal of contribution in medicinal therapy and healing treatment to cure illness and
injuries of much kind. An imbalanced or restricted energy flow within the body makes a person sick or ill.
Various applied bodily treatments such as acupressure and acupuncture are used to appropriately channelize
and balance the energy flow by adopting gradual healing methods to speed up the health recovery.
Acupuncture is the system of medicine where fine needles are inserted underneath the layer of skin in the
strategic points to open up the energy flow to treat various physical and mental conditions.
Acupuncture is primarily used to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and physical health
conditions, including:

Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
Dental pain
Fibromyalgia-musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory & mood swings
Headaches, including tension and migraine issues
Labor pain
Low back pain
Neck pain
Osteoarthritis-connected to pain in joints that mostly affects cartilage
Menstrual cramps

Acupuncture treatment generally involves,
➢ Needle insertion: Thin fine needles between five to twenty in number are gently inserted and placed at
appropriate points that causes mild discomfort and little aching sensation
➢ Needle manipulation: Practitioner may then gently move or twirl the needles or may apply heat or mild
electrical pulses to each needles
➢ Needle removal: In most cases, the needles are kept in place for about ten to twenty minutes while the
patient is still lying and and relaxing. Later the needles are removed without inflicting much pain
Acupuncture is an effective technique to cure most chronic pains, provided, they are handled responsibly and
with care. Risk associated with acupuncture are very low, when the treatment has been undertaken by a
competent, certified acupuncture practitioner. Possible side effects and complications that may arise include:
soreness, light bleeding or bruises, and infection caused due to negligence or usage of non sterilized needles.
Also, in the the rare case, there are chances of puncture of an internal organ due to faulty handling of the
Renowned therapist in Acupuncture West Dulwich, Catherine Adelaja, is in the process of setting up a
community interest group that intends to offer acupuncture and other complementary therapies at subsidised
rates to the people of community.

Acupuncture may prove to be effective and beneficial to some, whereas it may not be of any help to few
others. When the treatment doesn't seem to improve the health condition of a person within few weeks,
acupuncture may not be the right treatment for them. Also, there are many evidence of people who had
expected the acupuncture treatment to work, and it proved effective for them. Since acupuncture has few side
effects, it may be worth a try for people having trouble controlling their pain.


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