How is Acupuncture Treatment Done
Acupuncture, which is a combination of the Latin words 'acus' meaning 'needle' and 'punctio' meaning 'penetration', is a holistic and complementary healing method in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is an application based on the principle of inserting very thin needles into certain points of the body and stimulating these points with laser and electrical stimulation when necessary. It is a branch of science that treats functional diseases by affecting the body's autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, immune system and regional blood flow. It regulates and balances the energy flow of the body. Thus, it increases the healing power.
How is Acupuncture Treatment Done?
While planning this treatment method, 14 meridians in the body are used. These meridians and even each acupuncture point in the meridians have different functional areas and states. The depth of these points may vary according to the parts of the body (2mm-4cm). The application is performed by inserting special needles into the points determined according to the planned treatment and to the appropriate depth at these points. Sterile, disposable and very fine needles are used during the treatment. After a while after the needle is inserted, there may be a slight feeling of warmth in the treated areas. Special stimulation techniques are used to see certain effects and get the best results. In this case, the needles used can be heated a little more, stimulated with current or moved up and down. Needles stay in the body for 20-30 minutes.
Which Diseases is Acupuncture Used to Treat?
The World Health Organization has defined 40 different diseases in which acupuncture can be used as a treatment. There are situations where it should be used in particular;
- Migraine and Chronic Headaches
- Digestive System Problems
- Back pain
- Rheumatic Complaints
- Psychiatric disorders
- Chronic respiratory diseases (bronchitis, asthma)
- Gynecology and Obstetrics
- Addiction to Smoking
Pain Treatments With Acupuncture
Recent studies have shown that it can be complementary in the treatment of some pains and even facilitate a highly painful process such as childbirth. Acupuncture stimulates the release of serotonin and endorphins, which improve mood and are also effective against pain.
In a study conducted in Germany, it was observed that it significantly reduced headache, back pain and pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. In particular, it has been observed that the days with ligament pain have decreased to 50%. In Vitalica Wellness, which is the best wellness center in Istanbul, we frequently use it in the treatment of pain, especially in the treatment of head, neck, back, knee, menstrual pain and osteoarthritis with our Specialist Chinese Medicine Doctor, and we achieve a lot of success.
Slimming With Acupuncture
Acupuncture activates several metabolic pathways that must be active for weight loss. By regulating the energy flow in the body, it accelerates the metabolism, provides appetite control, suppresses the hunger center in the brain and reduces stress. According to the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, all metabolic disorders such as unnecessary weight gain are caused by imbalance. This imbalance in the individual who needs to be weakened is caused by liver, kidney, thyroid gland or hormonal disorders. Therefore, acupuncture to be applied for slimming targets these parts of the body.
A regular and balanced diet and the method to be applied in addition to an active life will have a maximum effect on you in a minimum time. The most important points for losing weight are in our ears. Depending on the condition of the person, the needles can stay in this area for up to 10 days. The points in the ear increase the feeling of satiety and reduce the feeling of hunger, accelerates fat burning, accelerates the removal of toxins from the body, reduces stress and nervousness. It also facilitates the adaptation process of the person to the diet. You can get more permanent and faster results by supporting your weight loss process in our weight loss center located in Istanbul and Bodrum.
Who Cannot Be Acupunctural?
It does not apply to people using blood thinners, people with pacemakers, nursing mothers, cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Those other than these groups of people can have this application done under the control and approval of a doctor. For more detailed information, you can call Vitalica Wellness, the best wellness center in Turkey.