Circle 5 clinic report: Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles across the skin at specific points of the body. Acupuncture is more commonly used to treat pain, a treatment that is an essential component of traditional Chinese medicine. It is also increasingly used to achieve wellness in general, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a way to balance the flow of energy or life force - known as chi or QI - which is believed to flow through longitudinal lines in the body. By inserting needles into areas defined along the longitudinal lines mentioned, acupuncturists believe in rebalancing your energy flow.
By contrast, many western practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some believe that this stimulates natural painkillers in the body.
Some Condition treatment by Acupuncture acoording to WHO
- Neurological Disorders
Headache and migraine
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
- Musculo-skeletal Disorders
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
Work and sports related injuries
Low back pain
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
- Respiratory System Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
Acute and chronic colitis
- Psychological Disorders