Acupuncture is the practice of inserting extremely thin needles into various sites on the body. In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is employed as a method for the relief of pain. It is utilized for health, specifically the treatment of stress. Acupuncture can be utilized to alleviate the pain that is brought on by a variety of diseases and conditions, including the following:
- The side effects of chemotherapy like nausea and vomiting.
- Headaches and other headaches caused by fibromyalgia, including migraines
- Labor pains l
- Problems with the respiratory system, such as allergic rhinitis
Preparation for acupuncture
Choose an acupuncturist carefully, just like you would a doctor;
- Ask trusted friends for recommendations.
- Check if the training and credentials are legitimate. Acupuncturists who are not physicians are required to pass the NCCAOM exam in most states. Rio acupuncture & herb is licensed and certified in Chinese medicine.
- Ask about the treatment’s cost, effectiveness, and side effects.
- Check to see if your health insurance will cover the cost of therapy.
- Tell your doctor about acupuncture. They may be able to provide you with information regarding the success rate of acupuncture or suggest an acupuncturist.
To identify the most appropriate course of therapy for you, an acupuncturist may ask you questions about your symptoms, routines, and way of life. Additionally, he might think about;
- Your sore spots
- tongue coating, face pigmentation, and the curvature of the tongue
- Strength, rhythm, and the caliber of the wrist pulse are all important.
Some acupuncture sessions last less than 60 minutes. A single ailment may require one or two treatments every week. The severity of the ailment dictates a variety of different treatments. The average number of treatments is between six and eight.
Needles are put into important body sites during an acupuncture treatment. The use of extremely fine needles makes the insertion process virtually painless. People do not notice their incorporation into the environment. In a typical therapy, five to twenty needles will be inserted into the patient. It is possible for there to be some discomfort associated with the correct insertion of a needle. After the needles have been inserted, your healthcare provider may manipulate them, spin them, or apply heat or electrical pulses.
The needles will stay in place while you take a break and relax for ten to fifteen minutes. The removal of needles is not typically a painful process. The wonders of acupuncture, when done correctly, can both relax and revitalize patients. Not everyone is a good candidate for acupuncture treatment. If your symptoms have not improved after undergoing acupuncture for a few weeks, the treatment may not be beneficial.
There is less of a chance of infection if the acupuncturist is qualified, has a license, and uses sterile needles. Notify the acupuncturist immediately if any of the following occur:
- Frequently lose blood. You may experience heavier needles if you have a bleeding issue or take medications that thin your blood.
- Mild electrical pulses, when applied to acupuncture needles, have the potential to disrupt a pacemaker’s normal functioning.
- There is a possibility that certain acupuncture sites will speed up labor and lead to an early delivery.