So you are about to become a mom! ... or would you like to become some health problems do you have problems? Have you tried all kinds of medicines for all kinds of "female" problems and notice that you either do not solve your problems or have various side effects, or both? Well, here's an alternative - acupuncture!
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest known medical systems. Its age is estimated somewhere around 2500 years. Acupuncture involves stimulation of points on some energy pathways called meridians and generates effects throughout the body, healing or improving an extremely wide range of diseases.
How does acupuncture work?
The way acupuncture works is by eliminating some energy blockages. The traditional theory describes energy meridians that go all over the body, both in depth through the various organs, as well as at the surface. In their superficial path there are points where the energy from them can be influenced.
Orientalists believe that the natural state of the body is health, not disease. When blockages occur in one or more meridians, the energy no longer circulates properly and then energy-fed areas or organs become vulnerable to microbes and diseases. Eliminating energy blockages allows the body to heal itself.
Is it good for my illness?
Can it also treat disorders related to pregnancy or infertility? He is very likely to be able to help you regardless of the illness you have. Acupuncture does not imply an "invasive" treatment of the disease you are suffering from, but it does require an energy rebalancing. When the blockages in the path of energy flow are eliminated, the body heals itself, regardless of the organ or system affected. That is why the range of diseases that can be successfully treated through acupuncture is very large, starting from the trivial but unpleasant back pain to cysts and nodules, from insomnia to mental / emotional disorders, from mild to chronic diseases , complex and advanced.
More specifically, regarding the conditions of the female genital tract or those related to pregnancy, acupuncture can be beneficial in the case of: conditions related to menstruation (irregular, absent, too abundant, painful, etc.), infertility, poor fetal presentation (certain points of acupuncture can cause the fetus to twist in the mother's womb so as to reach the optimum presentation, thus avoiding the need to give birth by caesarean section), breast disorders (cysts, nodules, etc.), morning nausea, hormonal and emotional fluctuations, and many, many more. .
Fear of needles
But ... I'm afraid of needles! They miss it, don't they?
It is very understandable that you are afraid of needles, it is one of the most common fears about acupuncture. Let's give you some good news - the needles are extremely thin (diameter: 0.12 mm, compared to 0.70 mm of a syringe needle), and are inserted into the skin only 2-3 mm (these are the data of the needles used). in Japanese acupuncture styles.
In Chinese styles such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, those are thicker (0.22-0.30 mm) and are inserted deeper from 2-3 mm to 3-4 cm). Usually the fear of needles disappears on the first needle, even for the most fearful, when they see that it doesn't hurt.
Secondly, acupuncture involves the stimulation of acupuncture points, stimulation that can be done by methods other than needles. For example, an electrostimulator that uses microcurrents can be used, the electrostimulator having a small metal sample at the top with which only the skin is touched.
It is a method where the patient feels absolutely nothing, does not pose the problem of sterilization and is as effective as those. Or you can use a dry plant called moxa, which is made of small conulets and is used to heat the acupuncture points, the sensation being of comfortable and pleasant heating.
How are those sterilized?
Needles are disposable (but this is up to each acupuncturist separately. Some acupuncturists prefer to sterilize needles, in which case it is good to ask how they are sterilized. However, the safest option is the one with disposable needles).
How frequent are the sessions?
The sessions are generally held once a week at the beginning (in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the sessions are held in a round of ten sessions with a daily frequency). After a number of sessions that vary from patient to patient depending on the response to treatment, the frequency of sessions decreases gradually every two weeks, once every three weeks, etc.
Some patients prefer after they have resolved their initial problem to maintain a low rate of preventive treatment (eg every 2-3 months). Others prefer to make an appointment when they "feel they need it".
How many sessions do I have to do?
A complete treatment covers an average of about 20 sessions, but varies greatly depending on the conditions you have. The number of sessions depends on many factors: the nature of the disease, when you have the disease, your age, the response to treatment, your constitution, etc. In general, a disease you have for 20 years will be harder to answer than one you have for 2 months. Also the emotional / spiritual treatment takes more time than the physical one.
How long are the sessions?
The first session lasts between two and three hours, the next sessions last about an hour. The first meeting is for you because the diagnosis is a very detailed one. The acupuncturist will be interested to find out about you not only what is the problem that bothers you NOW and for which you came, but also all the small problems that you have and which can positively influence them.
What happens during an acupuncture session?
In the first session the acupuncturist will ask you many questions, some of which will sound familiar. Others, however, may surprise you, because the acupuncturist is interested in all levels of your person, including the mental, emotional and spiritual, not just the physical. Then follow the examination. This means staying in panties (and bra if you are a woman) covered with a blanket.
Finally, after the physical examination, the first session ends with the treatment itself. The next sessions will consist of a brief discussion of evaluation and treatment with acupuncture. During the treatment, the therapist will examine your pulse, tongue, face color, voice, smell and emotional state. Depending on the response on these diagnostic factors, treatment adjustments are made.
How will I feel after treatment?
The reactions of patients to treatment are extremely varied. Some people feel more relaxed, slightly sleepy, helmet. Other people feel energized and lively. Other people have all kinds of particular sensations, tingling, heat, panting, etc. Other people feel absolutely nothing. The vast majority of patients say they "feel better about themselves."
You may not feel anything at the moment and yet there is a marked improvement. It is possible (though rarely) to feel worse in the first 24-48 hours. Generally, the effects of an acupuncture session are evaluated after at least 3-4 days after the treatment.
How long can I expect to see the effects of the treatment?
This interval differs from patient to patient. In the first few acupuncture sessions you will find out how you tend to react. In some patients there is an immediate reaction. Most do not feel anything at the moment and the first effects can appear after a few hours, going up to two or three days. Usually the effects last a little at the beginning (1-3 days) and gradually disappear afterwards. However, with each session, the duration of the effects is extended and the effects stabilize.
Does it have side effects?
Acupuncture has NO side effects. It helps the body heal itself. This is why patients notice improvements not only in relation to the reason for presentation to the therapist, but also in relation to other symptoms that they often did not even mention. In the worst case, if the treatment doesn't work, nothing happens. In rare cases it happens that the reaction to a session is to worsen, but this is only temporary and does not mean the worsening of the disease but only a strong energetic reaction.
Interfer with the treatment I take?
Acupuncture does not interfere with other treatments. You will continue to receive the same treatment as before. Acupuncture does not interfere with other treatments, it is complementary to them. What you'll probably notice is that at some point you can lower the dose or even give up that treatment, because your body doesn't need it anymore. But these decisions will be made with the doctor / therapist who prescribed them.
I just want to re-balance myself. Can I do this with acupuncture?
Of course! ... and congratulations on caring for your health! Acupuncture is primarily thought of as a medical system that maintains health, although nowadays it is commonly used to treat already triggered diseases. It is much easier to prevent than to treat. Diagnosis in acupuncture can detect certain imbalances before the disease develops. Eliminating those imbalances has the effect not only of preventing diseases, but also of a better overall condition of yours.
Dr. Octavian SbarnaPrivate office of Acupuncture
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 0769 298 091
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