Acupuncture & Biofeedback

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique developed as part of Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture’s goal is to restore the balance of Universal Qi energy in the body by inserting fine needles into strategic body points in a painless manner. Qi is made up of two opposing but complementary forces, Yin and Yang, which must be balanced in order for different ailments to occur.

Acupuncture’s classical theory holds that life is sustained by energy consumption. 

Life’s energy comes in a variety of forms depending on where it’s going in the body, and it circulates in a well-defined rhythm through specific pathways known as meridians. There are arranged points on these meridians through which energy can be controlled.

Health acquired through acupuncture

Magnetic BIORESONANCE not only detects but also treats the disease’s underlying cause, not just the symptoms. The doctor will interpret the results after the machine has finished scanning to determine the diagnosis and treatment plan.

The electro-acupuncture devices used in the therapy combine traditional acupuncture with the health benefits of electrical stimuli. So, in addition to the excellent results obtained, the procedure does not require the use of needles and the method is painless.

Japanese scientists used magnetism measurement devices to discover that people’s bodies are losing magnetic energy these days. The body’s autonomic nervous system can be afflicted by a lack of magnetism.

The process

Metal needles ranging in size from 1 to 20 are inserted through the skin during an acupuncture session, from the surface to one centimeter deep. Depending on the condition being treated and the depth of penetration required, longer acupuncture needles are inserted in muscular regions or with richer adipose tissue, along the skin, under the skin, or even on the scalp.

Acupuncture needles are typically left in place for 15 to 30 minutes. Depending on what they want to achieve, some practitioners will insert needles, twist them in one direction, or both. After insertion, the needles are heated or electrically charged in some cases.

The circulatory system, blood pressure, heart rate, blood volume, gastric acid secretion, and the production of red and white blood cells are all affected. It also helps the body respond to injuries and stress by causing the release of a variety of hormones.

 

The central nervous system is thought to be stimulated by acupuncture points, causing chemicals to be released into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. By reducing pain or triggering the release of other nutrients like hormones, these substances aid the body’s self-control system.

There are three main mechanisms at work:

The first is electromagnetic signal transmission: Western researchers have discovered that acupuncture points are strategic electromagnetic signal conductors. Acupuncture stimulates these pathways, allowing electromagnetic signals to be transmitted in a larger volume than under normal circumstances. These signals can cause the release of endorphins, which are biochemical pain relievers, and attract immune system cells to areas of the body that are sick or vulnerable to disease.

The second is the activation of opioid systems: studies have shown that during acupuncture treatment, several types of opioids can be released into the central nervous system, reducing pain.

The third is the changes in brain chemistry, sensations, and involuntary body functions: Acupuncture has been shown to alter brain biochemistry via changes in neurotransmitter and neuro-hormone release in studies. Acupuncture has also been shown to regulate a person’s blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature by acting on parts of the central nervous system linked to involuntary sensations and movements of the body, such as immune reactions and processes.

Acupuncture remains an art form. Many well-known acupuncturists have developed their own personal therapies styles based on their clinical experience and studies.

Let’s take a look at the various acupuncture techniques:

Chinese medicine has a long history.

This is a broad term for the acupuncture style taught and practiced by the majority of practitioners. Because it is the largest group, it is treated with a variety of techniques and protocols. The majority of recent clinical studies on acupuncture use different techniques or protocols based on traditional Chinese medicine theory.

Acupuncture in Japan

This is a type of acupuncture that necessitates additional education beyond traditional Chinese medicine theory and practice. Acupuncture techniques in Japan are designed to use as little stimulation as possible to achieve the best results. By inserting needles more superficially to the point where the needle barely touches the skin, Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles, fewer points, and less stimulation than Chinese medicine. Furthermore, practitioners of Japanese acupuncture use the abdomen as a diagnostic tool more frequently than practitioners of other types of acupuncture, despite the fact that this is not unique to Japanese acupuncture.

 

Another broad category is Korean acupuncture, which includes some unique techniques and applications, as well as techniques and theory from traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese acupuncture.

In many countries, acupuncture is widely used as a therapeutic intervention. A slew of new studies has been conducted on its potential to be beneficial. Many studies, however, produce ambiguous results due to factors such as the type of study or the number of subjects involved. 

Acupuncture is usually described as painless or much less painful than plucking a hair by most people who have tried it. Numbness and slight pain, as well as electrical pulsation at a distance from the insertion site, are all possible sensations. When the needles are removed, all of these sensations frequently go away. Acupuncture needles are much finer than hypodermic needles, are not suitable for blood collection, and are compact with no lumen.

What does the procedure involve?

The majority of patients report that the procedure is relaxing. Patients frequently leave feeling more at ease and functioning better than when they arrived. Sometimes, especially at the start of the therapies, the effects are too subtle to notice. However, after 5-10 sessions, it becomes completely clear.

What are the advantages?

Acupuncture is recommended by the World Health Organization as an effective therapy for more than forty medical conditions, including allergies, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological problems, nervous disorders, eye, nose, and throat diseases, and childhood diseases. Alcoholism and substance abuse have both been treated with acupuncture.

Although acupuncture has been used against abuse in the past, recent studies have shown that the relaxing effects of ear acupuncture help substance abusers or those with alcoholism cope better with anxiety and life events that led to abuse.