In Chinese medicine, diseases result from disruption in the flow of vital energy, Qi. What acupuncture can do is to work on getting energy moving again. Acupuncture is usually used to treat many different issues like pain issues, memory issues, skin issues, menstrual issues or digestive issues. It has been proven that the brain can release a chemical called endorphin after the needles are put in the areas close to nerves, which means it can relax our nervous system and make our body release its own naturally occurring pain killers.
Before the treatment, the practitioners will do the consultation to diagnose which pattern or syndrome you currently have and then choose the positions like lying down with your head up or down or on either side.
During the treatment, the sensation you may have is a little bit of sharpness on the surface as the needle is going in which dissipates really quickly and sometimes you may feel numbness, tingling or aching when the needles are in. These feelings are what we are looking for. Because that shows us the qi, the vital energy, has arrived at the needle and it is starting to balance the body’s energy.
After the treatment, sometimes you may feel dizzy, loopy, calm or refreshed. The reaction can vary from different individual. But it’s common to have these feelings when your body starts to regulate or balance energy.
Acupuncture is NHS appointed treatment for certain conditions, such as:
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines for the NHS on the use of treatments and care of patients.
Currently, NICE only recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for:
Acupuncture is also frequently used to treat other conditions and symptoms, including:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Jaw pain
- Cancer symptoms such as pain
- Side effects of cancer treatment such as feeling or being sick from chemotherapy
- Feeling sick or being sick after surgery
Prior to the treatment
Wear comfortable clothing, Make sure you are not too full or too staving.
During the treatment
When the needle penetrates the skin, it activates sensory receptors which send impulses to the spinal cord, which then branches off into 3 different areas: the spinal cord itself, the mid-brain, and the pituitary hypothalamic complex (the command centre for hormones).
After the treatment
Keep the treatment area clean and dry; No vigorous exercise in 24 hours after the treatment.
Why choose Acupro for your treatment?
AcuPro Clinic has a professional team consisting of certificated and experienced Chinese medicine doctors who are from different best Chinese medicine universities, therefore, we can offer various professional and science-based treatments for our patients. Since the main academic circle of Chinese medicine is in China and the high demand for Chinese medicine treatment provides significant case studies to do the research with, we also keep in touch with specialists in China to make sure we can keep up with the new research and therapeutic methods to provide the most effective treatment.
For the pain relief treatment, results usually are seen within 3 treatments.
For the rest internal harmonious treatment, results can vary from different people, you could get more advice from the specialist.