12 August

8 myths about acupuncture

The technique of acupuncture (acupuncture) is used for medicinal purposes for more than three and a half millennia.It is widely distributed and recognized as official medicine in most developed countries.Exposure to fine needles on the so-called acupuncture points helps to normalize the metabolism and hormonal levels, stimulates the body's defenses, has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, stabilizes the state of mind.

Despite the proven effectiveness of the method, many people have a misconception about it and are afraid to follow the recommendations of doctors who prescribe courses of acupuncture to their patients.It is necessary to debunk the most persistent myths about acupuncture to remove unfounded fears and draw the attention of the patients to this unique therapeutic procedures.

1. acupuncture treatment causes severe pain

This is not so.The specialist conducts the procedure is almost imperceptible to the patient.At the time of injection may feel mild pain, which immediately passes.

for an experienced physician-reflexologist process of installing the needle to the desired depth does not present any difficulty.If the patient is afraid of the procedure and is in a state of tension, discomfort may be amplified.To avoid stress should undergo acupuncture with Dr. course, having a good reputation and earn the trust of patients.

2. The official medicine acupuncture does not recognize

In our country acupuncture officially used in more than half a century.The program of the majority of medical schools included relevant courses.in the field of acupuncture specialists work in hospitals, district health centers and spa facilities.

3. Acupuncture is incompatible with

traditional acupuncture therapy complement medical treatment.Official information about any cases of incompatibility with the method of medication or treatment other methods of physical therapy does not exist.

4. Acupuncture helps only pain

procedures really have a strong analgesic effect, but it is not all that is capable of acupuncture.Courses of treatment prescribed for:

  • allergies (itching, skin rash);
  • digestive diseases (peptic ulcer, bile stasis, constipation);
  • Disorders of the nervous system (neuritis, migraine, hysteria, nervous tics, enuresis);
  • defeat respiratory (asthma, chronic bronchitis, tracheitis and tonsillitis);
  • inflammatory joint diseases (myositis, bursitis, arthritis);
  • injuries (fractures, sprains, etc...);
  • cardiovascular diseases (arrhythmia, hypotension, hypertension);
  • Troubles with outputting system (chronic cystitis, nephritis, prostatitis);
  • gynecological pathology (failure of the menstrual cycle, hormonal infertility, ovarian dysfunction, severe cases of climacteric syndrome);
  • of eye diseases (oculomotor disorders, strabismus, etc...);
  • malfunctions of the endocrine glands.

In addition, acupuncture is very good for people seeking to lose weight or bad habits (alcohol, nicotine or drug dependence).

5. acupuncture treatment has many side effects

A person who has no contraindications, the procedure does not cause any side effects.acupuncture method should not be used to treat:

  • Children aged up to one year;
  • cancer patients;
  • Patients with blood diseases;
  • patients with acute psychiatric disorders;
  • Patients with elevated body temperature;
  • People who have been diagnosed purulent inflammations or infectious diseases;
  • Pregnant women, if gestation process proceeds with complications.

wary acupuncture prescribed for uncomplicated pregnancy, elderly patients (over 70 years), severe exhaustion, a state of serious nervous or physical fatigue, multiple sclerosis and cerebral circulatory disorders.

6. Acupuncture is addictive

widely believed that patients, once passed a course of acupuncture, then feel bad if you can not for a long time once again to resort to this procedure.This is not true.Perhaps the confusion arose from the fact that some chronic patients have to be treated again because the acupuncture sessions bring them temporary relief, eliminating the unpleasant symptoms, but does not eliminate the disease.

7. The result of acupuncture should be noticeable after 2-3 courses

reaction to the individual treatments.Depending on the condition of the body and the stage of development of the disease patients require from 2-3 to 9-10 acupuncture courses.

8. The effect of acupuncture is purely psychological

method to some extent is the placebo effect.However, it is proved that acupuncture actually relieves inflammation, stabilizes the work of the endocrine glands and normalizes metabolism.In addition, during the procedure, there is a powerful release of endorphins - substances that have analgesic and tonic effect.

Acupuncture - effective and safe method of treatment that helps in getting rid of a wide variety of ailments.It blends well with taking drugs, relieves pain and promotes stabilization of the psychological state of patients.

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