Acupuncture - according to traditional Chinese medicine
Acupuncture means freely translated signal processing and has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine, which also includes Chinese massage, herbalism and qigong (meditative movement). In traditional Chinese medicine called human life force qi. The disease described the flow of the life force qi disturbed. With acupuncture can balance and a moderate flow of qi is reached which restores the health or alleviate illness. Acupuncturist is the professional title of the person performing acupuncture treatment according to traditional Chinese medicine. The training in traditional Chinese acupuncture has the Swedish Acupuncture Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine governed for three years. There are even programs made by our members up to five years. A variety of treatment techniques and medical school education is also included as a requirement.
This is treated with acupuncture
With acupuncture according to traditional Chinese medicine treated a wide variety of diseases and given preventive and healthy nourishing treatment. Treatment is done by allergies, asthma, high or low blood pressure, hormonal imbalances, sports injuries, immune disorders, digestive problems, menstrual disorders, depression, pain, stress and obesity. This is only described some treatment areas. Check with a treating acupuncturist about what diseases he treats.
The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates over 100 treatment areas with traditional acupuncture. Every person and ailment treated individually. Examples treated headache different for each person depending on where the pain is and what each patient has other signs of illness.
Click here to see the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture.
The treatment is done as follows
Along with your acupuncturist talks about you affliction nature and your lifestyle based on traditional Chinese medicine and western diagnosis. A Chinese pulse taking and observation of the tongue is also performed as a health assessment. The treatment plan is based on a quest for the restoration of balance in the body flows including hormone and blood flow. Very thin needles are then individually in selected areas on the skin. This is to reduce a surplus or strengthen a weakness in your body. You then rest on the treatment table. Many feel a clear calm after treatment. The number of treatments depends on the condition and the person's innate characteristics.
Research proving good effect
Acupuncture beneficial effect is evidenced today by thousands of studies including through the database PubMed. The treatment releases including endorphin hormone linked to pain relief and wellness. This is done by akupunkturnålarnas influence of neurodevelopmental electrochemical interaction. Acupuncture affects on the body to homeostasis - balance. Among others affected lymph and blood flow; internal organs and immune system. Acupuncture also has a distinct calming effect.
Safe and secure treatment
Conducted by trained acupuncturist with years of training, the treatment is very safe. No chemical substance into the body by acupuncture. Swedish
Acupuncture Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine's members also only disposable needles. During treatment, you may want to ask if the interviewer has several years of training and responsibility is insured. All active acupuncturists in Swedish Acupuncture Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine meets these requirements and uses disposable needles.
Distinguish Chinese acupuncture and sensory stimulation
Initial acupuncture according to traditional Chinese medicine (Chinese acupuncture) described in this publication should not be confused with sensory stimulation performed in the county. Sensory stimulation is performed partly by physiotherapist used within the county preferably on pain patients. Sensory stimulation is performed with less treatment techniques than Chinese acupuncture. Only Western diagnosis is performed and Chinese acupuncture assessment excluded. The courses in sensory stimulation often last for 2-4 weeks. There are also other variants of acupuncture but Swedish Acupuncture Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine cherish the original traditional Chinese acupuncture with multi-year education and training.
A little about acupuncture origin
A similar acupuncture treatment may have occurred in Europe during the Stone Age. The discovery of the 'Iceman Ötzi in the Alps shows the tattoos in the form of streaks over acupuncture points. These can be treated and alleviated the ache in his worn out joints. The root of today's acupuncture, however, in China, where traditional treatment is demonstrably used and developed for thousands of years. Chinese Acupuncture was introduced in Europe in the 1600s by jesuitmunkar. In Sweden, described Asian healing techniques in the 1700s by a disciple of Linnaeus. In the 1800's, used acupuncture in Uppsala. The Swedish folk medicine, acupuncture-like treatments carried out against point areas of the body. During the 1970s, attention acupuncture big again in the West when American journalists present at operations in China performed using acupuncture for pain relief. In the 1980s, sensory stimulation in the Swedish county health but Chinese acupuncture were excluded. In many Western countries, however, used and recommended Chinese acupuncture as a form of care, even by doctors in more areas than just the pain.