Updated: Aug 9, 2018
Chinese medicine views most diseases as a process of energy imbalance. Acupuncture is a therapy that applies fine needles on acupoints on the body's surface to achieve an activated energy flow (qi) in the meridians. There are different puncturing techniques such as fine needle, electric stimulator, intra-dermal needle, plum blossom needle, injection, laser, scalp acupuncture as well as blood letting.
This therapy is safe and mostly pain-free. In a given treatment, physicians will insert six to 20 needles and leave them for about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the condition and the treatment required. Most individuals feel a sense of deep relaxation; some may even feel refreshed and have prompt relief from symptoms after the treatment.
Body acupuncture therapy
This is the basic technique of acupuncture. Physicians employ needling techniques on acupoints distributed along the meridians to harmonize the blood and qi (vital energy) movements and activate the organs' functioning.
For female infertility, acupuncture promotes a smooth menstruation and facilitates the conception process. Physicians will provide a full assessment and select certain acupoints believed to improve hormonal balance and increase energy flow. Fine needles are usually applied on the acupoints; however, electric stimulator or intra-dermal needles are often used depending on the facilities capabilities. Moxibustion therapy may accompany acupuncture too.
Eca Brady is a fully licensed physician of Chinese Medicine BSc(Ac) MBAcC PGDip(CHM), practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs from Harley Street, London. Make an appointment for an acupuncture or Herbs treatment and we can discuss how we can help you, to read more about Eca click here.
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