The power of the needles in china

English: Basic Acupuncture.

English: Basic Acupuncture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After testing with various remedies such as massage, application of ginger, creams, sprays, finally, last week, I decided to try and fix my muscle pain using acupuncture, one of the most popular techniques in traditional Chinese medicine. Age of the few things that I had already tested in this country, in terms of medical treatment is concerned, and I can certainly confirm that the effects are wonderful. Today, suffering acute pain in the right arm to get up every morning has become mild discomfort, which tends to disappear with each passing day.
As you know, the art of acupuncture involves inserting into the patient a series of needles (I nailed my 8 in each of the two sessions I did) at key points in our body, in order to improve their health and welfare. These points are at half power flows, called meridians, and their stimulation helps it is distributed properly by the body, reducing imbalances that can lead to pain and disease. The needles are inserted for about 30 minutes, during which we can, for example, chat with other patients (at least here in China, three or more “acupunturizados” can share the room with no problem).

There are several types of acupuncture. In my event, the therapist used electroacupuncture, which electrodes are connected to the ends of the needles, while a gadget emitting electrical currents will activate our ailment associated points. However “gore” as it sounds, the procedure does not hurt in the least, except the pricks of principle, that last milliseconds. It’s mostly uncomfortable, especially if you do it for the first time. After removing the needles, the doctor finished with the art of the cups (I put only three), of which we speak here about a year ago.

Old Chinese medical chart on acupuncture meridians

Old Chinese medical chart on acupuncture meridians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apart from muscle pain and disorders related thereto, acupuncture is also used in patients with digestive problems, respiratory diseases (bronchitis, asthma), rheumatism, headaches, insomnia, and even sexual dysfunctions, such as impotence. It has also proven benefit in the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions, as well as in the treatment of obesity.

There will possibly more than one who is reading this in disbelief, and distrust of the effectiveness of traditional methods in general. Often acupuncture is often seen as a fraud, a fraud in which some scammers prey on the naivety and ignorance of the patient to get the rooms. Opponents benefits attributed to placebo effect and the patient autosuggestion, arguing that the location nailed needles is totally irrelevant. I do not know if they are right or wrong, what is true is that my arm is much better now. No doubt there is much fake out there loose and it is desirable be careful with these things (if done without knowledge can lead to secondary problems), but in my case, I have confidence that I found a doctor who knows his stuff, and do not rule out returning if it were necessary in the future.


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