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Acupuncture needles, without guide, stainless steel with round head. Box of 100 units. Measure: 0.25x25mm &.. See More
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Acupuncture needles, without guide, stainless steel with round head.
Box of 100 units.
Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese health therapeutic method, which aims to prevent and cure specific diseases and conditions through the application of very fine and solid needles in specific points of the body.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Reduction of pain and improvement in physical and emotional well-being, through the stimulation of various body systems.
Acupuncture also improves sleep and digestive function, as well as boosting your mood.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture stimulates the body's ability to resist or overcome diseases and conditions by correcting imbalances, inducing the body to produce chemicals that decrease or eliminate painful sensations.
The stimulated muscle and sensory neurons are said to send a message to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), causing the release of endorphins (naturally produced analgesics) and other neurotransmitters, helping to block the transmission of the pain message to the brain.
What happens during acupuncture treatment?
The first step in starting treatment with acupuncture is to perform an analysis of the patient's condition. The acupuncturist will examine the reactive areas in you to determine the points to be used.
Once this is done, the technique will begin to be applied using acupuncture needles that are sterile, prepackaged, disposable and have the thickness of a hair. The needles will be inserted at various depths, from a fraction of a centimeter to up to 5 cm.
After insertion and stimulation of the needles, wait up to 20 minutes to remove them.
In a therapeutic series, the acupuncturist will use different combinations of stitches and different needle placement techniques. These combinations will help to stimulate new sources of healing, as the patient's response to treatment is observed.
What conditions are treated with acupuncture?
Diseases such as: chronic pain such as headaches and migraines, menstrual cramps and low back pain, neck pain and myalgia, osteoarthritis, facial pain, spastic colon and repetitive stress conditions are treated with acupuncture.
Acupuncture can also improve the functioning of the immune system (the body's defense system against disease).
However, for some diseases, such as cancer, acupuncture must be combined with other treatments, aiming at symptomatic treatment such as nausea and nausea.
What is the sensation produced by acupuncture?
Feeling of heaviness, numbness, pinprick or mild pain after insertion of needles.
How will I feel after acupuncture?
Depending on the type of treatment you have received, you may feel very relaxed and calm, or you will feel revitalized and calmer. It is also possible to have a feeling of rest after treatment and, occasionally, symptoms may exacerbate for a brief period before stabilizing.
In general, the effects of the treatment will be more evident the next day.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. For the application of the technique, safety and hygiene measures are adopted, such as: use of disposable and sterile needles.
How often should I receive acupuncture treatment?
The number of treatments depends on the condition of each individual, as well as the response of each to acupuncture. An acupuncture session does not usually result in immediate pain relief. One or 2 sessions per week for 5 or 6 weeks is the normal course of treatment. Your doctor will discuss with you how many treatments you should receive and how often.
Does acupuncture have side effects?
As a rule, no. One of the reasons why acupuncture has been so well accepted in the West may have to do with its low incidence of side effects.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Each person experiences the sensation of needle placement differently.
Acupuncture needles are rarely described as painful, and can be quickly adjusted if the patient experiences a painful sensation.
When an unpleasant sensation is experienced, it is often compared to a mosquito bite and soon disappears, but people often describe the sensation as warming, heaviness, numbness or tingling.
How long does it take to see acupuncture results?
The speed with which results are seen depends on the type of condition being treated and the individual's response to treatments. Sometimes, it is possible to get immediate relief after 1 or 2 treatments. In other cases, it may take 1-2 days for the response to treatment to occur, or it may take several treatment sessions to start noticing the results.
Once the improvement is noticed and as soon as the health goals of energy balance are finally reached, this is maintained for a while, without the need for prescription medications.
What is the frequency of treatment?
The number of treatments depends on the condition of each individual, as well as the response of each to acupuncture. An acupuncture session does not usually result in pain relief.
One or 2 sessions per week for 5 or 6 weeks is the normal course of treatment. Your doctor will discuss with you how many treatments you should receive and how often.
Acupuncture is also a modality of preventive medicine. Many people who have achieved optimal health seek out the acupuncturist only 2-4 times a year to promote energy, health and vitality, as well as to help prevent disease.
Does acupuncture work?
Yes. Numerous studies on acupuncture point to largely positive results in cases ranging from pain relief, stress relief to infertility.
Is acupuncture safe for children?
Yes, acupuncture is very safe for children and is much safer for their bodies still in development than the prescribed drugs.
It is important that the child is able to sit and relax properly, so that the treatment can be effective. Preventive measures and special methods are adopted in the treatment of very young children, who still cannot remain seated for a long time. At least one parent should always accompany the child during treatment.
What is electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture is very similar to traditional acupuncture, as the same points are stimulated during treatment.
The technique, however, is used from tiny electrodes that are attached to the needles, which, in turn, are also attached to a device that generates continuous electrical pulses that enter the muscle and the point.
Electroacupuncture is generally used in cases of paralysis and musculoskeletal pain, and is also effective in the treatment of moderate vomiting after chemotherapy.
It is painless and is not uncomfortable. Electroacupuncture uses pairs of needles at a time, so that impulses can pass from one needle to another and between the two acupoints. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated at the same time.
What is wind therapy?
Ventosaterapia is an old medical technique used more frequently for musculoskeletal pain, such as back pain.
In this treatment, small round glasses are heated and then placed over a specific area. As the glasses cool, a suction is produced and pulls some of the skin into the glass. The suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow which, in turn, promotes the cure of a wide range of diseases.
There is no bleeding and you may feel a sensation similar to being massaged. You may suffer bruises, redness and or bruising on the affected area, which can last for 3-5 days.
Is acupuncture safe during pregnancy?
No. Acupuncture in pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, congenital anomalies, stillbirth, pregnancy-induced hypertension, premature birth or abnormal neonatal health measures.
How deep are the needles inserted?
Needles can usually be inserted at depths ranging from 0.15 cm to 7.0 cm.
However, it is important to note that the depth of insertion depends on the nature of its condition, the location of the points that should receive a needle, its age, size and general constitution.
Does acupuncture interfere with other treatments?
Acupuncture can be an aid to your traditional treatment and can be an excellent ally in therapies for the treatment of allergies, asthma, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, infertility and other conditions. Acupuncture can also often help with physical therapy and chiropractic work.
Some patients undergoing chemotherapy also use acupuncture to help alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy.