Acupuncture and Moxibustion is a medical treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years in China and other Asian countries as well as now around the world. It is used as an approach of treating Acupuncture Lincoln Ne and preventing disease. Acupuncture treatment involves the attachment of fine, sterile and clean sharp needles into specific sites ( Acupuncture points) along the anatomy’s meridians to clear energy obstructions and encourage the normal flow of energy (Qi) through the individual.
The theory of Acupuncture is based on the philosophy that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are necessary for health. Interferences of this flow are considered responsible for disease. Acupuncture adjusts fluctuations of flow at well-known points towards the skin. Today, Acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is employed by people whole around the globe.
Acupuncture sharp needles are so fine that there is no discomfort when they are inserted but a small tingle (known as hook sensation) may be experienced. The sharp needles are usually left in for approximately twenty minutes to more; during this time period there may be a heaviness of the arms or legs and a feeling of relaxation. The physician or practitioner may also stimulate the Acupuncture points using other methods, such as moxibustion (a traditional technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb used to facilitate healing), cupping and electro-stimulation etc. in order to re-establish the flow of qi.
Since Acupuncture and moxibustion Medicine promotes the male body’s natural healing ability, many conditions can be treated. It is also an extensive system of protective health care and maintenance. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is well-documented. Throughout its long history, Acupuncture has built a solid reputation as an excellent alternative for health care that basically works, and is very effective to treat some diseases, where other methods of treatment could not achieve good result or failed.
An Acupuncture medicine doctor should possess adequate knowledge and experience for providing proper treatment to his/her patients. To avoid the unwanted complications in Acupuncture treatment please avoid taking treatment by quack or fake Acupuncturist. There are many around us without proper qualifications. Because inadequate knowledge and experience may cause serious medical problems.
The world Health Organization understands Acupuncture as a viable means of treatment for a wide range of conditions. In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Studies, the Who has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions which have been shown through controlled studies to be treated effectively by Acupuncture:
low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis shoulder, knee pain, periarthritis of the shoulder, sprains, facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), headache, dental pain, tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, induction of labor, a static correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation), morning sickness, nausea and nausea or vomiting, postoperative pain, stroke, essential hypertension, primary hypotension, renal colic, leucopenia, side effects to rays or chemotherapy, allergic rhinitis, including existen nausea, biliary colic, depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), serious bacillary dysentery, primary dysmenorrhea, serious epigastralgia, peptic ulcer, serious and chronic gastritis.
In the field of Acupuncture good quality clinical studies have been completed, and there has already been some follow-up assessment of many of the conditions which have been treated by Acupuncture Doctors. Some diseases are more successfully treated by Acupuncture and Moxibustion where other methods of treatment could not achieve good result or failed. Though this method of treatment was already started in our country but due to quite less number of clinically qualified Acupuncture doctors available in our country and lack of proper perception about use of this method in some specific diseases, the patients are depriving from the advantages of Acupuncture & Moxibustion treatment.
So, I have made an attempt to provide little information about the effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in few diseases. Many of the facts and figures estimated in the following sections are the link between my own experience and clinical studies carried out in China yet others countries.
Diseases of the Muscles, Bone fragments and Joints:
The muscles, bone fragments and joints are usually called collectively the musculo-skeletal system. When disease or damage occurs to this system it nearly always results in pain, and most people use words such as rheumatism or arthritis to describe this type of pain.
There are three main types of damage that eventually the musculo-skeletal system; you are extreme injury or sprain that happen to be a domestic injury, or might be sustained during a sporting activity or in a vehicle accident. This usually causes local pain and bruising lasting for a few days, or even a so often or more. The other main group is arthritis which will be divided into two important types, Osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Sprains: Sudden injury or sprains usually respond well to Acupuncture. The pain resulting from a sprained shoulder, ankle etc will often continue for some days or weeks after the initial injury. Once a clear analysis has been made Acupuncture can usually be taken to cure this type of pain.
The experience of a many of Acupuncture doctors, ensures that, of the people treated for vary type of acutely painful conditions, about 60 to 70 percent obtain fast and significant remedy. If a fracture of the bone exists then the remedy gained from Acupuncture is less effective than if the injury is due to a strain or grab of the muscles, tendons or ligaments. The main advantage of treating these serious pains with Acupuncture is that chronic pain can be avoided. Extreme shoulder injury may produce pain and immobility for many months, sometimes years, but if Acupuncture is used when the pain occurs then it seems that chronic pain may be avoided.
Osteo arthritis: Osteo arthritis and the rheumatic pains that result from this type of joint damage may be a common problem. People frequently complain that their arthritic knee pain is worse in cold or damp weather and this demonstrates quite clearly the origin of the concept of pathogens in traditional medicine. The pathogen in osteo arthritis is nearly always cold or damp and therefore these pains should be treated by moxibustion.
A great deal of research work has been done to research the effects of Acupuncture on the pain caused by osteo arthritis. Clinical studies have been completed on knee, cool, shoulder, neck and lower back pain, and the information from these studies ensures that significant remedy may be accomplished in about 60 to 70 percent of those who receive Acupuncture. Some work suggests that only 50 percent of men and women benefit from Acupuncture while other studies show 97 percent of the patients reaping benefits for. Acupuncture also has a ‘magical quality’ that drugs do not have, therefore it is difficult to look into the effects of the ‘magic’ as compared to the real effects of Acupuncture. In spite of these problems, Acupuncture is a effective and safe form of treatment for osteo arthritis.