Acupuncture: a physical therapy technique - Optimize Physical Therapy & Performance I Las Vegas I Henderson

Acupuncture: a physical therapy technique

It is a technique in which we insert very thin needles into the body.

It is a key component of traditional Chinese treatment

Uses

There is no scientific conclusion that how acupuncture, works on the body but it is evident by several researchers that it can be very helpful in

  • nausea and vomiting
  • Dental pain
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Labor issues
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle knots
  • Cancer and post-cancer treatment effects
  • Face pain and facial nerve dysfunction
  • Immune system ailments 
  • Sexual issue
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Menopause and hot flashes
  • Repetitive strain disorders and overuse syndrome.

In the human body, 350 points can be used for achieving the various aim of acupuncture 

Procedure

During your first appointment, an expert physical therapist or acupuncturist asks you about your condition. Then he will examine the area where acupuncture has to be performed. After that, there will be pre-screening of patients such as asking about pregnancy or pacemaker or checking pulse and anemia, etc

Then the physical therapist will insert needles into your skin on different points and in different depths depending on the parts of the body. the needles are thin disposable and remain in the body for almost 10 to 20 minutes depending on the ailments

What to expect?

As already mentioned there is no scientific evidence that explains the mechanism of how acupuncture works but there are several types of research on patients that undergo acupuncture treatments and have benefited from it.  The needles Stimulate the body in such a way that

  • React to illness effectively
  • Natural chemicals and pain killers depress the symptom of various diseases
  • Balanced energy in the body
  • Normalize neuromuscular and skeletal muscular functions.

Conclusion

It is a technique of physical therapy used even 1000 years ago in China. After a lot of research even without knowing the exact mechanism of this technique, it is still proved that it has positive effects on the body and can help in combating various ailments. Some people also believe that it has a more spiritual effect on the body as compared to physical 

Effect. It’s a very beneficial technique for both body and mind but there are some exceptions as well. If not done by an expert physical therapist it can cause more harm than benefits and can lead to severe consequences 

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