Why Acupuncture Crouch End?
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine. Often seen as a form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), although it is used in many NHS general practices, as well as the majority of pain clinics and hospices in the UK.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a professional medical method that is part of the complete medical system now referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Although acupuncture was first recorded in writing around 200 BC, it was practised some thousands of years before that in China.
Acupuncture uses tiny needles placed in the skin at specific points known as ‘acupoints’ to encourage the body to promote natural healing and return the body to a natural balance that is consistent with good health.
There are a number of different kinds of acupuncture, including various insertion points, different-sized needles and unique techniques. Modern-day technology has enabled us to advance these methods and often enhance the acupuncture healing process. Some acupuncturists use low-power lasers, electricity and even magnetic BBs placed on acupoints.
Origins of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is believed to have originated in China, from whence it is said to have spread to Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Today, acupuncture, in one form or another, is used by several thousand acupuncturists, in a very large number of countries, helping millions of people. Acupuncture has been the subject of active scientific research both in regard to its basis and therapeutic effectiveness since the late 20th century.
At Bien Jn, Acupuncture Crouch End, London treatments are relatively painless and is very comforting. Patients usually confirm they have been unable to feel the insertion of the needles used for acupuncture. During acupuncture therapy, people experience deep relaxation and in many cases, a deep sense of peace. Acupuncture in London is used to diagnose and treat the symptoms of illness, relieve pain, expedite healing, prevent disease, and improve a person’s overall well-being and health. Apart from treating physical issues, it is also highly effective in the treatment of emotional and psychological problems. Due to its proven effectiveness, acupuncture has established a solid reputation as a system of health care that really works.
What are the benefits and risks of acupuncture?
All therapies at Acupuncture Crouch End have benefits and risks.
The benefits are:
- When performed correctly it is safe
- There are very few side effects
- It is a very effective combination treatment
- It is effective in controlling some types of pain
- It may be considered for patients who do not respond to pain medications
- It is a useful alternative for patients who do not want to take pain medications.
The risks are:
- It is dangerous if the patient has a bleeding disorder
- It the dangerous if the patient is taking blood thinners
- There may be bleeding, bruising and soreness at the insertion sites
- The needle may break and damage an internal organ (very rare)
- Unsterilized needles may infect the patient
- When inserted deeply into the chest or upper back there is a risk of collapsed lung (very rare).
Conditions Treated at Acupuncture Crouch End
Acupuncture Crouch End is in the United Kingdom. It is often been associated with pain relief/control, but it has, in reality, many more Traditional Chinese Medicine services to offer. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment or in conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine or Traditional Chinese medicine therapies.
The World Health Organization recognises the use of acupuncture in a wide range of medical problems. At Bien Jn Acupuncture Clinic some of the conditions we have treated with success at Bien Jn acupuncture Crouch End, London. We are doctors qualified in both Western and Chinese medicine offering professional acupuncture in London.
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