Acupuncture is a key part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body has hundreds of acupuncture points connected by meridians. These meridians net create an energy (Qi) flow through the body that is responsible for overall wellbeing. Disruption or block of this energy (Qi) flow can cause diseases.
Acupuncture therapy can release blocked Qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can improve and stimulates the flow of Qi, resolve pain, improve sleep, digestive function, thereby improving health and overall wellbeing.
How does acupuncture treatment look like?
At the beginning of the treatment, the physician examines the patient’s medical history and current symptoms. He then makes a diagnosis through pulse and tongue examination. After that he set up a treatment plan which is specific to the patient’s health problem.
The physician will insert sterilized super- thin needles to the patient’s acupuncture points and leaves them in about half an hour. Insertion of the needles does not painful but rather causes a special feel which called “de qui”. After half an hour, the physician removes all needles and leaves the patient rest for a few minutes. After the treatment, patients often report that they feel more energized and more relaxed. They can go home and work as usual.
How does acupuncture affect the body?
Acupuncture, by stimulating the energy flow, is also affirmed to stimulate the central nervous system. It is shown to release endorphins and other chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and the brain. These biochemical changes in turns stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
The American National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:
- Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy
- Dental pain after surgery
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Stroke rehabilitation.
What conditions may benefit from acupuncture?
Many people seek acupuncture treatment for relief of chronic pain such as arthritis or low back pain. However, acupuncture is also effective in treating a wide spectrum of problems such as:
- Digestive: Gastritis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Hepatitis, Hemorrhoids
- Eye-Ear-Throat: Rhinitis, Sinusitis. Sore throat
- Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica
- Psycho problems: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Nervousness, Neurosis
- Gynecological: Menstrual pain, Female and male Infertility, Impotency
- Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke
- Respiratory: Allergic rhinitis, Sinusitis, Bronchitis
- Others: Irritable bladder, Prostatitis, Addiction, Smoking quit
How many acupuncture treatments are needed?
The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience great effects even in the first treatment. For complex or long-standing chronic conditions, two to three treatments per week for several months is recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required, usually ten to fifteen visits in total. An individualized treatment plan that includes the expected number of treatments will be discussed during the meeting between patient and their physician.
Considerations when choosing acupuncture
It is recommended to take some considerations before going to acupuncture:
- If you have a pacemaker, or have chronic skin problems, are pregnant, or have any kind of allergy, be sure to inform your physician to make sure whether you can go for acupuncture.
- Choose a licensed acupuncture practitioner. In Hungary the practitioner is a doctor with acupuncture license.
- Consider time and costs consuming. Acupuncture proved to be effective if it is done regularly and with patient’s compliance.
How much does acupuncture cost?
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What we offer?
You can expect proficient acupuncture treatment from us. At Vietkinhong Clinic we use a combination of Acupuncture, massage and healthy lifestyle advice to help you. Dr. Hong is with about 10 years’ experience in treating patients with various health problems by acupuncture. We do our best to give you the treatment you need to optimize your health and overall wellbeing.
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Tel: +36 70 943 1878, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Vietkimhong Clinic, Budapest 1051 Arany János utca 33, 1 floor, doorbell 127