Acupuncture

When acupuncture is considered as a term, it consists of the combination of the words “Acus”, that is, “Needle”, and “Puncture”, that is, “Plunge”. These words come from western languages. The terms used in our country for acupuncture are words such as acupuncture, acupuncture and acupuncture, which are close to the word acupuncture, but due to the difficulty of saying the word acupuncture.

In short, acupuncture is a treatment method that helps to eliminate the diseases or disease symptoms (symptoms) we have by inserting needles into some points on the lines on the skin in our body. With acupuncture treatment, the body’s own drug needs (cortisol, painkillers, serotonin, etc.) are provided to secrete itself, so that drugs or similar substances that need to be taken from outside are not taken. Thus, a possible side effect is prevented.

To give a very simple example, instead of taking a strong painkiller from the outside and risking its possible serious side effects, we can make our body secrete pain relievers 80 times more effective than even the strongest painkiller that can be taken externally, with acupuncture application. Moreover, we can do this without any side effects. While trying to find a solution to the disease with the methods used by Western medicine for healing purposes (drugs, surgeries, radioactive substances, etc.), it can sometimes harm the patient in cases where it cannot be beneficial. We can always encounter such situations (such as incorrect drug use, unnecessary and poorly concluded surgical interventions).

The most beautiful and most important feature of the treatment in question is that it never harms the patient, even when it does not provide any benefit.

This form of needle therapy also comes to the fore with its use in many diseases for which western medicine is insufficient, but acupuncture should never be reflected as an alternative medicine. Acupuncture is strictly complementary and therapeutic medicine. There are already many diseases accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and proven to be treated by acupuncture applications. Here are these treatments:

1 – Neurological Diseases Group

  • Various migraine and non-migraine headaches
  • Dizziness (vertigo)
  • Nerve compressions and tenderness
  • Nerve compressions and tenderness
  • Nerve compressions and tenderness

2 – Psychiatric Diseases Group

  • Depression
  • Overstrain
  • Insomnia
  • burnout syndrome
  • Panic attack
  • teeth grinding
  • shame and fear
  • Exam stress and exam excitement

3 – Metabolic Diseases Group

  • Obesity
  • Anorexia
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Thyroid diseases (Goiter, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism)

4 – Addiction Treatments

  • quit smoking
  • Alcohol addiction
  • drug addiction

5 – Respiratory System Diseases Group

  • asthma, allergic asthma
  • Cough

6 – Ear / Nose / Throat Diseases

  • Hearing loss (deafness)
  • Hay fever
  • allergic rhinitis
  • tinnitus

7 – Musculoskeletal Diseases

  • Back and neck hernia pain
  • Muscle aches and spasms
  • Nerve compressions
  • rheumatic pains
  • Fibromyalgia

8- Gynecology and Obstetrics Group

  • Painful menstruation and menstrual irregularities
  • Infertility and IVF support treatment
  • menopause problems
  • Lack of milk in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy nausea and vomiting

9- Sexual Problems

  • erection problems
  • Frigidity
  • vaginismus
  • premature ejaculation

10 – Pediatrics Group

  • Asthma treatments
  • night peeing
  • hyperactivity
  • Anorexia
  • Lack of attention

11 – Skin Diseases Group

  • Acne
  • shingles
  • Psoriasis
  • vitiligo
  • Eczema

12 – Other Diseases

  • All painful diseases
  • Strengthening the immune system (especially in cancer and diabetes patients)
  • Cosmetic applications

The main application organ of acupuncture is the skin, which is the largest organ of our body. As it is known, the organ we call the skin is the tissue that provides our connection and interaction with the whole outside world. For this reason, almost all acupuncture points are located on the channels and lines on our skin. It can be said that all of these acupuncture points are sense organs.

Treatment in acupuncture begins with diagnosing the disease, just like in western medicine. The disease must cause a disorder in the relevant organ meridian or channels. Acupuncture points transfer the state of the 5 sense organs to the meridians and appropriate points for treatment are determined. We have many detectors available to assist us in identifying these pinprick points. Afterwards, these determined acupuncture points are stimulated with dry needle acupuncture (still the most effective), laser acupuncture or electrical current (electroacupuncture), and the disorders in the meridian are eliminated. Pinching the painful point is the oldest method of acupuncture. Needle insertion depth varies depending on the location and type of the disease, the patient’s body structure and mental state.

The process in question can also be classified according to the regions to be applied. These regions are sometimes used alone or sometimes in combination. These;

  • Body acupuncture (Body)
  • Ear acupuncture
  • Scalp acupuncture (Scalp)

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