What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complementary medicine that confirms its efficiency in treating a number of health disorders and this fact is proven through scientific studies. Acupuncture is one of the practices of traditional Chinese medicine that has very ancient origins. In Turkey, acupuncture cures the patients through reestablishing the correct flow of vital energy. To do so, it acts at the level of points that possess peculiar characteristics and a capacity for action and are distributed throughout the body. Those who have never tried this practice may be afraid because it involves using small needles. However, we will discover together how this technique works and what are its benefits.
How does it work?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, health and life can be maintained through the correct flow of energy that is called Qi. As a result, the illness would result from alterations in this correct flow.
Acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy and moxibustion are techniques that intend to stimulate energy points in order to provide the body with the energy information that can be employed to regain balance and health. Therefore, the perspective of care of such methods is different from that of modern Chinese or Western pharmacology or herbal medicine because external substances are not administered to the body since the healing and capacity are already in the body. The biological mechanisms through which acupuncture acts are not yet fully understood by Western medicine and there are various theories about this.
What can be treated with acupuncture in Turkey and Istanbul?
Acupuncture offers several benefits not only to the body but also to the mind. It is a suitable technique for children especially to treat allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma and chronic sinusitis.
You can try such treatments to solve any health disorder. It should be noted, however, that acupuncture is particularly effective in some particular disorders and diseases such as:
Musculoskeletal pain in the back, knee, hip, and elbow.
Chronic headache: acupuncture can be a first choice therapy since it does not lead to side effects.
Nausea, fatigue, and blood changes due to chemotherapy can be treated through this technique that is used as palliative therapy.
Generally, this technique works very well on gynecological problems such as premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cycle irregularities. It can alleviate the typical disorders of menopause or solve a problem of infertility (of course, this only works in some cases). There are those who also use needles to treat dermatitis, psoriasis, and other dermatological problems.
Moreover, acupuncture is effective in the prevention of numerous health disorders since it acts at the level of the energetic cause of pathologies even before they can develop. For this reason, performing acupuncture sessions to prevent cluster headache, acute exacerbation of asthma, or infections of the upper respiratory tract is a wise and forward-looking choice. Acupuncture also gives a sense of physical and mental well-being, responding to the needs of those who really want to take care of themselves on a daily basis.
Weight loss can be achieved and addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs can be treated through this method.
Duration of the treatment
The duration of each session is usually one hour. The sessions are twice a week for the most acute diseases and once every 7-10 days for chronic diseases. However, dermatological diseases, even chronic, need more sessions per week to be treated effectively. The price of acupuncture depends on a number of factors such as the clinic and the experience of the doctor.