DenpaNews Today more and more people use medication complementary-alternative to overcome various health complaints. One of types of complementary-alternative medicine that are increasingly being used in Indonesia is acupuncture.
Acupuncture originated in China about 2500 years ago. Say Acupuncture itself comes from the Latin acus which means needle and puncture which means puncture. So say acupuncture translated into Indonesian as a needle stick. As the name implies, Acupuncture is a method of treatment by inserting acupuncture needles at specific locations on the body called acupuncture points. After the needle is inserted, sometimes it is added with hot or cold stimulation electricity.
HOW DOES Acupuncture WORK?
The traditional point of view explains that there are channels in the body which circulates energy throughout the body and body surfaces. This channel called meridians . Meridians are like streams of flowing rivers and give energy and nutrients in all body tissues. Obstacles to this channel will cause disease. The insertion of acupuncture needles can smooth these channels, and remove obstacles so that the flow of energy and nutrients becomes fluent.
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The modern point of view explains that the stabbing at the point Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals can reduce pain as well as stimulate the release of other chemicals and hormones that will affect other regulatory systems in the body. Smooth energy flow and the balance of chemicals in the body due to acupuncture will stimulate the body to perform natural healing and provide a feeling of well-being and comfortable.
WHAT PROBLEMS CAN BE TREATED WITH Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used to improve health, prevent disease, as well as for therapy for various diseases.
According to the world health organization (WHO – World Health Organization ), acupuncture can used to treat various diseases such as digestive disorders (stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea), respiratory problems (sinusitis, asthma), nerve and bone muscle disorders (especially complaints of pain, both head, neck, shoulders, waist, or knees), urinary tract disorders, menstruation, and reproductive system. Acupuncture is also useful for health problems that associated with tension, stress, and emotional states.
WHAT NEEDS ARE USED?
Acupuncture special needles have very thin needle sizes, much thinner than a syringe or sewing needle. Needle only used only once for therapy, then discarded (disposable needles), So always use a sterile needle. This case do for Avoid transmission of disease through needles.
IS Acupuncture SAFE?
Acupuncture is relatively safe when performed by experienced practitioners undergo adequate education and experience. Needle use once disposable / single use will avoid the risk of infection.
DOES Acupuncture PAIN?
Everyone experiences acupuncture differently. Most of the feel no pain at all. After the needle is inserted sometimes a feeling arises numbness, heaviness, or tingling. Acupuncture needles are very thin and delicate, made of of stainless steel with relatively blunt ends. When it passes through the skin does not cause pain like when injected or taken blood.