WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a therapeutic specialty that is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a complete medical model that contains a theoretical and practical thinking system endorsed by 3000 years of experience. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, in addition to acupuncture, other treatment techniques such as herbal medicine (treatment with plants), massage (Tui Na) and Qi Gong (energy gymnastics) are used.
The first written texts were collected in the 3rd century BC, Huang Di Nei Jing, and referred to knowledge that existed at the time of the Xia Dynasty (2853-1766 BC).
Taoism is the school of thought that has most influenced Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the philosophy of who cultivates his own life following the principles of the Tao which are: doing things spontaneously, without forcing nature and following the natural flow of the events.
Traditional Chinese Medicine considers health as a state of equilibrium that is maintained by the body’s ability to adapt to changes in the environment, describes the human body as a biological system animated by a continuous flow of Qi or energy that runs the organism to through channels or meridians, forming an energy network that regulates the functions of the organs. When there is a disorder in this network and it prolongs in time, the disease appears.
The diagnosis is made based on the detailed interrogation of the patient, the examination of his tongue and the palpation of the pulses.
The main treatment is the stimulation of the acupuncture points with the insertion of metal filiform needles that are left implanted about twenty minutes and then they are removed and discarded. Associated techniques are also used such as digitopresion, application of moxas, suction cups, electrostimulation, chromosome stimulation or others.
HOW IT WORKS?
Chinese ancient wisdom observed the relationships between the interior and the outside and described how internal changes could be measured from observable changes outside, such as the appearance of the language and the quality of the pulses.
They swore that Qi moves through the body, following a precise rhythm, affecting the internal organs and structures, such as emotions and psyche.
Qi on the surface is organized through the energy channels where the acupuncture points are found. An acupuncture point is an area of 2 mm in diameter and is a zone of low electrical resistance in the skin.
Each point has a resonance with an internal movement. When there is a functional alteration in the physical structure, not associated with irreversible organic pathologies, the stimulation of the point allows to rebalance the altered function. In case the injury is irreversible, acupuncture improves the symptoms. In the emotional field, acupuncture is very useful because it allows the release of stresses.
PATHOLOGIES WHICH MAY BE RESOLVED OR CLOSED WITH ACUPUNCTURE
Child or adult asthma. Allergic rhinitis Chronic cough Acute and chronic respiratory tract infections such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, bronchitis. He was scared
Aftas oral. Gingivitis. Halitosis. Dyspepsia Epigastralgia Nausea and vomiting. Acute and chronic diarrhea. Abdominal distension Constipation Irritable colon Anal fissure Hemorrhoids.
Palpitations Heart failure. Edemas Alteration of venous circulation. Raynaud’s disease. Ulises of stasis.
Premenstrual Syndrome. Dismenorrhea and alterations of the menstrual cycle. Menopausal Syndrome. Endometriosis Ovarian cyst Functional sterility External genital infections. Fibrocystic mastopathy.
RENAL AND UROLOGICAL CAMOP
Nephritic colon Acute or repetitive cystitis. Enuresis Urinary incontinence Chronic prostatectomy
Acute and repetitive conjunctivitis. Ocular dryness
Migraine Neuralgia. Facial paralysis Distal tremor Polineuritis
Anxiety Stress. Insomnia Depression Irritability
REUMATOLOGY AND TRAUMATOLOGY FIELD
Cervicalgia Dorsalgia. Low back pain Ciatalgia. Trocanteritis. Chondritis costal. Tendinitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Coccigodinia. Contractures
Hives. Prurito Neurodermatitis.
ENDOCRINE FIELD / GENERAL MEDICINE
Asthenia Orthostatic dizziness. Vertigo Body weight Thyroid hormone alterations. Delay of growth