Benefits and Harms of Acupuncture

Acupuncture – a method of treatment of non-traditional Chinese medicine

One of the foundations of medicine in ancient China is the teaching that life energy passes through body through certain channels, ensuring the normal functioning of internal organs. By acting on certain points of the body, you can change the direction of energy. Acuplotherapy (reflexotherapy) is based on this teaching. An acupuncture specialist knows many acupuncture points on the human body. Acupuncture to these points is done by hand, very rarely using a special electrical apparatus.

Low-frequency current in acupuncture is applied to amplify the effect.


aclotherapy session can last, depending on the disease, from fifteen minutes to half an hour. There may be adverse events during the session – dizziness or slight bleeding at the site of the prick. Acupuncture affects internal organs and normalizes their function, improves blood circulation in the body. This method of non-traditional Chinese medicine is also used to relieve and relieve pain in chronic, ocular, respiratory diseases. Acuplotherapy is used to relieve alcohol, narcotic and nicotine dependence.

The effect of treatment with acupuncture is recognized by the International Health Organization. A list of diseases in which acupuncture treatment is recommended: rhinitis, acute sinusitis, tonsillitis, colds and respiratory diseases, cataracts, conjunctivitis, myopia, $ gingival inflammation and toothache, arthritis, lumbar pain, gastritis, ulcer, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, polio, headache, enuresis, trigeminal nerve diseases.

Harm acupuncture, contraindications to the procedure

Harms from acupuncture procedures may be absent if they are carried out by an experienced specialist, in compliance with necessary measures of hygiene and sterility. With doubts about the competence of the doctor or the sterility of the needles, it is better to refuse the procedure because there is a risk of contracting hepatitis, infectious diseases, AIDS. Alternatively, you can buy disposable individual needles.

Acupuncture is contraindicated to children under one year old and older people over seventy years old, as well as to women during pregnancy.

Acuplotherapy is contraindicated to people with cancer, in infectious diseases in the stage of aggravation, at elevated temperature, depressive conditions, general weakness, organic damage to the heart and kidneys. This procedure cannot be carried out by people who are in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication; in case of a pain syndrome.

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