Acupuncture for neuropathy
Whenever people read the term “Acupuncture,” the first thing that strikes to their minds is pins and needles piercing through the skin. The acupuncture method is becoming more and more popular nowadays due to the various benefits that it provides the people with. There are so many advantages of using the acupuncture method, such as it can be able to help in treating many chronic pains or aches. Along with the treatment of chronic illnesses and aches, acupuncture can also be useful for improving the overall health of the person’s body. Acupuncture inevitably leads the person using it to live a happy and healthy life.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest treatment methods that people have been using for around 2500 years ago. The acupuncture method is capable of healing any person from chronic pains or aches, along with improving the immune system of the body. The acupuncture method is originated initially from China and became more popular since then. Acupuncture is one of the aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to TCM, the balance of the energy or Qi (Chi) flowing in the body must be maintained to have a healthy body and mind if there is any imbalance caused due to any interruption or disruption in the energy flow of the body. Then there are more chances of the body leading to unhealthiness or sickness.
The acupuncture method is capable to restore and maintain the balance of the energy flow in the body. This will result in the person suffering from any sickness will be cured of it. There are more than 2000 acupuncture points that reside in the body. These acupuncture points can be able to help in stimulating the nerves of the body and thereby relieving chronic pains or aches. These acupoints are connected and triggered by the locations known as meridian points. There are 14 meridian points through which the flow of the energy takes place. The acupuncture method uses these meridian points to relieve severe chronic pains and aches. Thus acupuncture can be able to free you from all the stress, frustration, or depression and provide you soothing as well as calming feeling.
What is neuropathy?
The neuropathy is one of the most common conditions among many people that affects the peripheral nervous system that acts as a connecting bridge to transmit the information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. For example, if you are thinking of lifting your hand, then your mind will signal the spinal cord through the peripheral nervous system, and the spinal cord will raise the side and do whatever the brain indicates. Some of the majorly common symptoms of neurological pain are burning or tingling pain that feels like sharp electric pulses.
There are several causes of neuropathy that include diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, direct physical injury to the nerve, or any other purpose. You can be able to determine whether you have the neuropathy from the symptoms. Such as numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature, tingling or burning sensation, burning pain or cramps, etc. As you determine the neuropathy pain, you must go to the doctor or use the treatment method by acupuncture.
How acupuncture treats neuropathy?
The acupuncture method involves the use of the needles inserted into the skin in order to treat the person with neuropathy. As the needles are inserted at specific meridian points at a particular depth, it will trigger the acupuncture points that help the person to relieve from unbearable neurological pains. The needle insertion will be able to divert the flow of Qi along with increasing the blood circulation in the body. When the blood circulation increases in the body, the muscle strain will be reduced in the pain area. The nerve tissues of the affected area will be able to get nourished due to a sufficient amount of blood and oxygen reaching the tissue cells, which will help to repair the nerve damage and reduce the pain.
The acupuncture method will also help in improving the immune system of the body. Therefore your body will be able to create a reliable mechanism to resist several diseases or sicknesses. Due to acupuncture, the natural feel-good hormones or endorphins will release in the body. Endorphins will make sure that your mind is free from all the stress, frustration, and depression. Acupuncture is the best way to provide relaxation and calmness to you, which will lead you to live a healthy and happy life.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Many people have this common question about the acupuncture method. The answer to that question is yes and no. The acupuncture method can be painful if you are going to a new acupuncturist for treatment purposes. But if you are going to a licensed and experienced acupuncturist, then the acupuncture method is not at all painful. You will not experience any pain or side effects with the use of the acupuncture method.
Although the acupuncture method is safe to use, and there are no adverse effects, people suffering for the first time may suffer from some conditions. Such as dizziness, soreness, skin redness around the treatment area, swelling, or bruising. But these conditions will only be temporary and will fade away within a few hours. Acupuncture is safe to use for everyone.