What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is TCM, which is more like a Traditional Chinese Medicine that has its origin more than thousands of years ago. The premise that it holds is that, any sort of disturbance or blockage in the energy flow of the body can result in health-related issues.
Most of the time acupuncturists put hair-needles inside i.e. at specific points of acupuncture that helps in bringing back the flow of “qi”, which is the life energy of the body. With the help of this, the client feels relaxed, observes a balance in the body, stimulates heat, and many more.
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Some of the benefits of acupuncture includes:
Low Back Pain: There have been reports that state the fact that use of acupuncture helps in reducing low back pain. There has been a direct relation of the intensity of the pain with acupuncture.
Migraines: When acupuncture was included for treating migraine, an observation was made that helped in understanding the frequency of episodes.
Knee Pain: Osteoarthritis is the primary cause of chronic knee pain. However, with acupuncture, there has been an observation that helped in improving the short and long term of knee pain.
Acupuncture Side Effects
Just like any other treatment, acupuncture too has its own list of risks. One of the primary risks which is also very common is bleeding and pain that a person has to suffer from when the needles are inserted directly inside their body.
Some of the other common side effects of acupuncture includes fainting, bleeding, nausea, allergies, reactions, pain, fainting, dizziness, and many more. Therefore, to reduce the risk, it is often advised that needles that have been properly sterilized should be used by acupuncturists.
With the help of acupuncture, many useful applications have come to the limelight that also includes a variety of health-related conditions. Some of them are:
• Chronic pain
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Does Acupuncture hurt?
All you are bound to feel when you are having an acupuncture treatment is a light sting, pinch, and a little ache. You are also going to feel a little pain when the needles go right inside your body.
According to some acupuncturists, there has been a manipulation after the needles have been inserted inside the body. According to some acupuncturists, the results have shown some numbness and heavy sensation in the areas or points.
Therefore, the best thing to do when you are feeling any sort of pain and discomfort would be to notify the person in charge immediately.
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