The time of pregnancy is the transforming stage for a woman in which she avoids harsh treatment and favors natural therapies. During pregnancy acupuncture proved to be an useful, safe and effective therapeutic technique for morning sickness, lower back pain, constipation, heart burn, anxiety and depression. With the approach of the due date it prepares patient for the labor. One treatment per week for starting 10-12 weeks and occasional visits after that can make your pregnancy period smooth and pain free.
Research has shown that acupuncture can help back pain by providing pain relief, improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility and reducing inflammation.
One of the diseases that acupuncture has been known to help is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This is great news for women who have PCOS and like to get pregnant. PCOS messes with the body and the hormones causing the reproductive system to not behave as it should and causing infertility.
Research is important to do if you want to get high quality treatment. Obtaining information about patients’ experiences is a good way to know the best treatment. These people can be found in online forums. You can also gather information through blogs about people who have undergone acupuncture or obtain referral from friends. Information from friends or relatives would be more convincing than from other people.
As I stated earlier, western medical system has come up with new techniques of acupuncture using the core principles of ancient acupuncture technique. Now techniques like laser, electric impulse and magnetic radiations are used in acupuncture treatments and they are also helpful in reducing the pain. Treatment of acupuncture is very effective in neurological disorders such as migraine headaches and cluster headaches. It causes an immediate effect on headaches and prevents their frequent occurrence.
Especially in the western world, eastern medical practices are shrouded in mystery; and in some cases rejected as superstition or inept. This has lead to minimal market taking advantage of an established base of medicine which is increasingly being researched, perfected, and practiced. Though based in traditional philosophy, acupuncture has evolved into an effective medical practice that is spearheading the push of Chinese Medicine into the mainstream.
Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has shown that acupuncture is safe and effective as a treatment for lymphedema. Women often experience swelling of the arm or side of the body after breast cancer caused by lymphedema. The research showed that conventional treatment did little to reduce the swelling but acupuncture reduced the swelling by 30 percent or more which is considered significant.
The integration of acupuncture with IVF is becoming more mainstream, with a number of doctors now recommending it alongside certain stages of treatment. Indeed, one study which was presented to the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine showed a decrease in miscarriage rates and an increase in live birth rates. Another, published in the journal, Fertility and Sterility found that 42% f women having acupuncture with IVF became pregnant compared to 26% who did not.
Facial acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-like needles to the facial acupuncture points to stimulate and relax the facial muscles, which could increase collagen production on the face; thereby making it look refreshed and toned down.
The correct use of acupuncture needles is essential for proper healing and safety of patients. Also, don’t forget to consider the cost in undergoing the procedure.