The eastern perspective covers all health as a starting point, recognizing the universe as a field of energy that manifests in two opposite and complementary forces: Yin and Yang. Everything that exists in nature, including man, are expressions of this universal energy called Qi.
Within the human body this Qi or vital energy runs through the body through channels or meridians form an energy network that regulates organ function and blood circulation.
For Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) health is a state of balance that is maintained by the body’s ability to adapt to changes in the environment. A healthy lifestyle, proper diet or exercise facilitate the free flow of Qi allowing the balance between Yin and Yang and therefore health. Any blockage or stagnation of Qi is disturbance generator, which can be expressed in the physical and in the psychic and spiritual.
It belongs to the luminous Yang, the sky, clear, expansive, all activity, external expression, what goes up, what shines. In the Yin belongs Internally, the land, which falls, the dark, the receding, decreased activity.
Acupuncture is one of the therapeutic methods used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to restore health.
Although in our country is considered to acupuncture as a complementary technique to conventional medical treatment, actually Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical model and the TCM would Acupuncture as drugs or surgery are to our Western Medicine.
An important aspect of TCM is its holistic approach whereby the person is seen in a holistic way and not just the diseased part or parts thereof.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of filiform needles into specific points on the skin. They are very fine needles and often painless puncture.
Depending on the process to be treated, the age of the person being treated and its initial state, the needles may remain implanted between 10-30 minutes. The effect can be seen almost immediately although clinical improvement usually requires several sessions. In some cases it may employ electrical stimulation points, connecting the needles to an electro-acupuncture device. You can also apply heat using moxa on points or blunts Artemis technique called moxibustion.
Because acupuncture is one of the therapeutic methods of TCM and it is a complete medical model, any pathology in principle could be treated with acupuncture.
Considering however that conventional medicine is present in our midst, it is accessible to everyone through the public health system and is very effective for many diseases, acupuncture seems logical book for those diseases or disorders responsive to worse conventional medicine, for which conventional medicine has no answer or for those who prefer to do without drugs or surgery to certain disorders. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as a good method of treatment in a long list disorders, most frequently: headache, backache, joint pains (neck, shoulder, elbow, knee), dysmenorrhea, fibromyalgia, facial paralysis, neuralgia, anxiety, stress, depression, allergic rhinitis, constipation, ulcerative colitis, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, arthritis, arthritis, migraines, asthma, allergy asthmatic component, herniated discs, compression fractures, Parkinson’s disease, restless legs, writers disease, contractures, tendinitis, trauma and MMSS MMII, drooling, in addition to rehabilitation and physiotherapy, etc..
Significantly, acupuncture has a significant preventive effect and that, used regularly, maintaining a balance that translates into greater vitality, serenity and harmony.
In general, proved to have very good results in pathologies that have not been successfully treated by routine methods (conventional medicine, surgery, etc.).
In all cases we must evaluate the indications and possible limitations after consultation the specialist personalized gift acupuncturist but overall is suitable for people between 12 and 75 years, of both sexes, who are not undergoing treatment with anticoagulants and not case of terminal patients.
Acupuncture is as indications of inserting filiform needles into specific points on the skin so that the complications that can occur are similar to those that can occur when analysis: possibility of local hematoma, discomfort …
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