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Acupuncture treatment: why is "needle" therapy prescribed?

Here, at Zen Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Clinic we know how to heal you. And these are not just pretty words! See happy patients who visited us! They said "good bye" to all health problems they had prior to visiting Zen in Milpitas. (The best acupuncture center in Milpitas and San Jose area).

The human body has a huge resource for self-healing. Even with seemingly incurable diseases, through the correct impact on acupuncture points, you can awaken inner strength and restore health.

Treatment with Zen acupuncture is a method of alternative medicine, known to mankind for a long time. An ancient Egyptian papyrus is kept in one of the world's museums, which is a diagram on which points for reflex action are indicated. The find is over 3500 years old.

China is considered to be the birthplace of acupuncture, although in Tibet, Nepal and India, such treatment was probably practiced even earlier. But it was the Chinese healers who began to widely apply and improve the basics of zhen-chiu - as they themselves call needle treatment.

The healing effect of acupuncture at Zen Clinic in Milpitas


Chinese doctors are convinced that the vital energy qi circulates inside a person through special channels - the meridians. If an obstacle arises in the path of movement of this energy, this leads to illness. By acting on reflex points, the acupuncturist removes obstacles and restores the natural flow of qi.

Medicine, recognizing the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment, finds other explanations for this, based on scientific and near-scientific knowledge about physiology. This is how various theories and hypotheses appear.

Tissue, or "necrohormone theory"

In 1942, the doctor Petragnani suggested that when a needle is inserted into the tissues of the skin and muscles, the cells located around them are destroyed with the release of biologically active substances - necrohormones. These products of protein breakdown have an active stimulating effect on the entire body and especially on the affected organs, prompting them to accelerate regeneration.

The followers of Petraniani considered acupuncture as a nonspecific microprotein therapy, since the products of protein breakdown are absorbed at the site of the site injured by the needle. Experts who share this theory at the present time believe that this biostimulatory effect is associated with the reflex action of the autonomic nervous system.

Capillary theory. We know we are the best Acupuncturists  in Milpitas

It is believed that during the process of acupuncture, there is a reflex change in the local capillary blood flow in the skin and muscle tissue. Thus, gas exchange between blood and tissues is accelerated, waste products of cells are removed more quickly and, as a result, local pain reactions are eliminated. The larger the vascular branch, the greater the impact on the body can be provided by pinpoint manipulations around it. So, the maximum effect is brought by the effect on the skin areas, under which large vessels, nerve trunks and plexuses pass. At the same time, critics of the theory point to its limitations: they believe that it is impossible to explain examples of the treatment of internal organs by the effect on the capillary bed of the skin.

Vegetative reflex theory

Russian physiologists have identified the role of autonomic reflexes - responses to irritation with the tip of a needle. In particular, Professor Alexander Shcherbak considered the skin as a receptor organ, abundantly supplied with autonomic nerve endings. He developed the theory of intravegetative reflexes connecting the skin with internal organs and autonomic centers. The correct impact on acupuncture points allows you to "reach out" to the diseased organ and help it.

Other hypotheses are no less common. For example, about excitation of “fast” sensitive nerve fibers by a needle. The impulse sent to the brain activates inhibitory interneurons and thus blocks the sensation of pain that comes from the affected organ. This explains the analgesic effect of needles, which some patients feel from the very first sessions. According to another version, the analgesic effect can be achieved by acting on the nerve endings related to the endorphinergic system and leading to the production of endorphins by the pituitary gland. The so-called pleasure hormones have a pronounced analgesic effect, as a result of which the work of the nervous system is restored and the general condition of the body improves.

The method of magnetic resonance therapy and Doppler ultrasonography confirms that placing needles at certain points increases the blood supply in the parts of the brain that regulate the work of certain organs.

In addition, doctors do not exclude the placebo effect: in their opinion, the patient believes that this therapy will benefit him, thus setting the body up for a positive result.

But here, at best Acupuncture in Milpitas, we know that we do heal by needle, not just by placebo!

Indications for acupuncture

Chinese healers consider acupuncture as a remedy for 250 ailments. With the help of the finest needles, they propose to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, nervous, cardiovascular and genitourinary systems.

For neuritis (Bell's palsy) and paresis of the facial nerve, acupuncture treatment can be prescribed as an adjunct to drug therapy. This is a serious neurological disease in which a person cannot control the facial muscles, it becomes difficult for him to open his mouth and eat. An inflamed nerve can skew the face, make it asymmetrical.

Acupuncture at Zen Acupuncture Center is indicated for the treatment of osteochondrosis, a chronic disease of the spine caused by flattening of the intervertebral discs. Deformed discs put pressure on the roots of the spinal cord and autonomic nerves, causing pain and spasms, numbness in the hands, poor coordination, and headaches. This leads to the formation of muscle blockages of the intervertebral discs - a painful condition for the patient. The use of acupuncture can significantly reduce pain, and in many cases even stop them.

Treatment with acupuncture is also relevant for problems with the digestive system: with gastritis, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers and gastroduodenitis. Acupuncture with the best acupuncturist also helps to relieve dyskinetic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, restore motor, trophic and secretory functions of the stomach, get rid of diarrhea and constipation. The impact on biologically active points helps relieve esophageal spasm and eliminate intestinal colic, bloating, and reduce vomiting. In addition, the use of zhen-chiu methods helps to minimize the exacerbation of chronic diseases of the digestive tract.

Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system are the most obvious indication for acupuncture treatment, since the needles act on the nerve endings. Acupuncture is considered a real salvation for trigeminal neuralgia, neurasthenia, neuroses, psychasthenia, insomnia, migraine. A pinched nerve with a hernia can also be treated with acupuncture. Also, acupuncture relieves neuralgic pain in sciatica, lumbago, radiculitis, protrusion.

In addition, acupuncture treatment is used for arthrosis and arthritis: it promotes the regeneration of joint tissues. The best Acupuncture facilitates the course of cardiovascular diseases, strengthens the immune system and increases the tone of the body, relieves gout, and reduces toothache. This method corrects strabismus, acupuncture is used for obesity, diabetes, hypothyroidism. Exposure to needles blocks inflammation in bronchitis, cystitis, cholecystitis, prostatitis, reduces autoimmune manifestations such as atopic dermatitis, urticaria, eczema.

Of course, like any therapy, acupuncture can be most effective at an early stage of the disease, when functional disorders in the functioning of organs are minimal. However, the method is also resorted to with advanced forms of disease, while achieving positive results - you just have to be patient.

Contraindications

Acupuncture is a medical procedure, which means it has a number of contraindications.

Absolute contraindications to acupuncture treatment are:

Presence of benign or malignant neoplasms. Acupuncture improves blood circulation and therefore can trigger the activation of tumor cells.

Purulent inflammations, AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Best Acupuncture Clinic in Milpitas can help spread the infection in the body.

Mental disorders, drug or alcohol intoxication. Such people are not able to follow all the doctor's instructions.

Age up to a year, since the skin of young children is very thin.

The list of relative contraindications includes multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, epilepsy, and stroke. It is not always possible to treat children under five years of age and the elderly over 70 years old: it all depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. Pregnancy is not a limitation for the procedure, but the acupuncturist makes the final decision only after examining the patient. It is not recommended to put needles in areas where there are wounds, scars, enlarged due to varicose veins, moles.

It is undesirable to take the course of acupuncture treatment in case of severe physical fatigue and psychological stress: the effect on the energetically depleted body will not bring the desired effect.

Preparation for the procedure and its implementation at Zen Clinic in Milpitas 

Acupuncture does not require special preparation. But there are several guidelines. So, it is advisable to visit an acupuncturist an hour or two after a meal; the use of spicy and spicy foods is not recommended. Before the procedure, you should not expose yourself to overheating or hypothermia. If, in parallel with acupuncture, the patient is undergoing any treatment, it is necessary to inform the doctor before starting the session.

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