6 Things to Know About Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the treatments followed in the ancient traditional Chinese Medicine. The Oriental medicinal practices try to balance the energy levels in a person the same way modern medicine tries to balance the chemical in the human body. Acupuncture suddenly seems to be everywhere with celebrities endorsing it and it being debated by legislators and it getting a lot of coverage in both the visual and the print media. Although it has been around for many centuries, not many of us know what it is really about and there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about the practice. Here are some things you should know about Acupuncture.
1. It does not hurt
Acupuncture brings in the images of a lot of needles and needles bring in memories and images of pain and twisted faces. But the truth is that acupuncture needles do not look anything like needles used in syringes and sewing but are thinner and flexible. Some are as thin as a hair strand. When the needles are driven in, you will feel just a dull ache and not the prick of a normal needle. However, if you have a fear of needles you should always tell your acupuncturist before the procedure begins.
2. Acupuncture treatments are not just for relieving pain
There are a lot of uses for acupuncture; it is used to relive back pain, neck pain, post-operative pains and pretty much any aches and pains you can think of. But that is not all it is used for. Acupuncture can also relieve you of digestive problems, menstrual irregularities, allergies, insomnia and many other things. It is however very important that you go to an established and trained acupuncturist who can fix your specific problem.
3. It has doses just like medicines
Mostly all your troubles won’t vanish with just one sitting of Acupuncture. Just like you need to finish your required dosage of medicine to cure illnesses, you need to take the requisite number of Acupuncture sittings to see a difference. However, if you do not see an improvement even after 10 sittings, you may have to go to a different person.