Acupuncture should be integrated into the healthcare system, as it can treat a variety of conditions that are scientifically proven. It can treat symptomatically ailments like multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis.
Acupuncture is a type of alternative therapy and a part of traditional Chinese medicine in which very fine and thin needles are inserted into the body. Acupuncture as it is believed originated in China around 100 BC. It is based on the belief system that there is Qi (vital energy) flowing in the channels or meridians in the human body. Energy has two aspects, Yin and Yang, and every disease is classified into Yin type and Yang type of diseases, stimulating specific points in the body balances these energies, and hence makes a person disease free.
Acupuncture should be integrated into the healthcare system, as it can treat a variety of conditions that are scientifically proven. It can treat symptomatically ailments like multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis. Acupuncture has the potential to treat every disease from head to toe. Headaches, migraine, and dental pain can be treated successfully by it. Chemotherapy-induced symptoms and side effects of radiation, postoperative complications, and fibromyalgia are said to be possibly treated through acupuncture therapy. Stress-related disorders like PTSD, chronic fatigue syndrome, and adrenal fatigue are managed well with acupuncture.
Mental disorders like anxiety and depression, even the manic phase of bipolar disorder/manic depression can be treated well if combined with Western medicine. Pain management is another specialty of acupuncture, whether you are suffering from neck pain, back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee joints, or any kind of joint pain, it can treat and cure these ailments. Allergic disorders, like skin allergies, allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis, along with food allergies can be eliminated by it.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a branch or extension of acupuncture treatment, research, and studies have suggested that acupuncture works better than botox. Cosmetic acupuncture, in which tiny needles are inserted into the face activates the lymphatic and circulatory systems. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes. We call it the acu-glow treatment as it gives you glowing skin, and has age-defying functions. Ear acupuncture or auriculo therapy is known for treating obesity with great results, it can treat addictions like smoking and alcoholism. Thyroid and hormonal disorders could be treated through ear acupuncture.
Those having vocal cords paralysis, or vocal cords nodules are cured by acupuncture. Paralysis of one side of the body or as we call it hemiplegia, can be managed well with acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture can also treat your emotional aspects, if you are having issues with anger, frustration, and irritability or you are a chronic worrier and overthinker, look for acupuncture to break the pattern of the emotional cycle. Tremors in Parkinson’s, chorea, and dystonia can be controlled with it as well. Speech disorders either due to stroke or any other reason can be cured by acupuncture. Even labour pain can be induced through it. Trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis, or Bell’s palsy can be treated with it along with eye or vision problems. Ear problems like tinnitus, earache, deafness, and otitis media are some disorders treated with acupuncture.
Acupuncture for post-Covid symptoms
Acupuncture acts as an immune activator, so it can alleviate many of the symptoms of Covid-19, such as headaches, muscular pain, nerve pain, post-Covid stroke deficient vital energy. Respiratory problems like breathing difficulty, coughing, along with psychological disorders like anxiety, depression, and brain fog can be treated successfully by it. Digestive disorders like stomach pain, diarrhoea can be ameliorated by acupuncture. Acupuncture is a viable adjunctive health care therapy part of a holistic approach for symptom control and disease management to improve the quality of life in post-Covid patients. Since acupuncture may favourably alter the length and outcome of this condition, the model of acupuncture presented in this article warrants broader use in the integrative health care system.
Post-Covid people are bound to have psychological symptoms such as -
Brain fog (difficulty in concentrating)
Anxiety and depression
Joint and muscle pain
Chest or stomach pain
Cough and other respiratory issues
Headache and migraines
Skin allergies and itching rashes
Fatigue and burnout
Digestive issues like irritable bowel, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Acupuncture can successfully treat all of these symptoms by addressing them step by step. Scalp acupuncture is very helpful in treating brain fog and attention problems after Covid-19.
Another study by Oxford University found that acupuncture therapy for Covid-19
suppresses the inflammation caused by stress, activates immunity, invigorates nervous system functions, and helps cancer patients with Covid-19 also. With acupuncture your body goes into a state of relaxation.
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