Acupuncture is not usually painful, but can cause a tingling sensation. Sometimes, the stimulation may be increased by twisting or heating the needle.

In the West, acupuncture is one of the best known and most recognized alternative treatment methods of TCM. To stimulate specific points, usually thin needles are inserted into the skin and underlying tissue layers. It is believed that dissolve through the stimulation of specific points Qi blockages in the energy channels (meridians). In classical acupuncture, there are 365 defined points that correspond to the 365 days of the year and reflect the historical connection between acupuncture and astrology. Over time, the number of points has increased to> 2000th Acupuncture is not usually painful, but can cause a tingling sensation. Sometimes, the stimulation may be increased by twisting or heating the needle. Acupuncture points can be stimulated (called acupressure) by printing Laser Ultrasonic A very low voltage electric current (so-called electro-acupuncture) is applied to the needle documents and applications Despite extensive studies, there is no high-quality evidence of any clinically meaningful efficacy of acupuncture for supported indication. High compare quality studies true (verum) acupuncture with sham acupuncture (needling at points that are not used in acupuncture) or placebo acupuncture (using opaque sheath containing a blunt needle or toothpick, which pressed on the skin, but not is introduced). Since placebo acupuncture studies also use opaque covers for real acupuncture, knowing neither the patient nor acupuncturist what treatment is used (double-blind). Such high-quality studies generally show no differences in efficacy. Therefore, the best evidence shows that neither does matter where the needle is inserted, even if it is set at all has an impact on the result, and that acupuncture has only nonspecific placebo effects. In some cultures, the publication bias tends to promote the effectiveness of acupuncture; For example, support 99% of the published studies in China, the activity against the world average of about 75%. Thus, positive results of existing studies should be interpreted with caution. Systematic reviews of acupuncture for pain, the most frequently advertised indication either show no differences between verum, apparent and placebo acupuncture or a small statistical difference which is clinically insignificant or imperceptible. Proponents also claim the effectiveness of acupuncture for certain diseases (such as carpal tunnel syndrome, addiction, asthma, stroke, RA.); However, in all cases, the systematic studies conclude that the evidence is negative or that the methodology is too poor to produce meaningful results. Possible side effects and contraindications Reliable data are scarce and often non-existent, and side effects of acupuncture are probably little mentioned. A 2012 Überprüfung1 of side effects have been reported after acupuncture, has the following states: Retained needles (31%) Dizziness (30%) loss of consciousness or unresponsiveness (19%) falls (4%), bruising or pain at the needle location (2 %) pneumothorax (1%) Other adverse reactions (12%) most (95%) were classified as a cause for little or no damage. If it is done properly, acupuncture is quite safe, but skill and care vary among practitioners; Also, follow some non antiseptic standards. 1Wheway J, Agbabiaka TB, Ernst E: patient safety incidents from acupuncture treatments: a review of reports to the National Patient Safety Agency. Int J Risk Saf Med 24 (3): 163-9, 2012 Design.


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