Acupuncture is a word of Latin origin. It is formed by combining the words “acus” meaning needle and “punctus” meaning to prick. Acupuncture is a treatment method based on the stimulation of these points by inserting very thin needles into certain points on the skin.
HOW ACUPUNCTURE EFFECTS
Acupuncture points have different properties from other points in terms of structural, electrical and temperature on the body. By stimulating the acupuncture points, the levels of substances effective in nerve transmission such as beta endorphin, enkephalin and serotonin increase in the plasma and central nervous system. These substances act by spreading throughout the body through the circulation. In addition, the body initiates the repair mechanism against the micro-trauma caused by the insertion of the needle into the acupuncture point and a therapeutic effect is created.
Acupuncture, which is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, balances the body's energy flow and acts by stimulating the organism's own healing power.
Acupuncture, which is preferred for the integrity of physical, mental and spiritual balance, is a treatment with thousands of years of history. After the energy becomes stagnant or blocked in the energy meridians, which are scientifically proven in the body, some dysfunctions occur in the relevant organs. These dysfunctions are also encountered with complaints about the related organs.
With acupuncture treatment, the fluidity of the impaired life energy and its imbalance, if any, are corrected.
HOW MANY KINDS OF ACUPUNCTURE ARE THERE?
1) Classical Body Acupuncture
2) Microsystem Acupuncture
-Yamamoto (YNSA) Acupuncture
-Master Tungs Acupuncture
-Su-Jok Acupuncture (Hand Acupuncture)
Acupuncture is a natural and effective treatment method that is thousands of years old. Stimulation of acupuncture points with special needles creates a drug effect by activating the internal dynamics of the body through the autonomic nervous system (VSS). VSS; It is a kind of communication system that enables organs and systems in the body to work in a certain harmony. The aim of acupuncture treatment is to treat the symptoms of the disease as well as to eliminate the cause of the disease. Acupuncture points can be compared to telephone keys. Just as we can reach certain people when we dial certain numbers on the phone, acupuncture needles produce certain effects when inserted into certain points. In this case, it would be correct to like VSS to a telephone exchange.
Acupuncture has been very successful because of the period in which it was applied, because people did not meet the pests that they use or are exposed to today. However, nowadays; Its effectiveness has become variable due to chemical additives in our food, genetic changes and chemical contaminations in agricultural foods, the presence of magnetic and electrical fields called electrosmog, heavy metal accumulations, conduction disruptions due to various surgeries, and even resulted in failures. Acupuncture has attracted the attention of objective medical science and it has been started to be used by developing electroacupuncture and microsystem acupuncture methods, especially in Europe with studies on micro systems.
In recent years, especially in the USA, Canada and Europe, especially in the treatment of diseases, microsystem acupuncture has been used as an auxiliary complementary therapy method. In particular, the 70-80% similarity between the trigger point areas and the body acupuncture points has added diversity to the applications. Stimulation of acupuncture points with trigger point injections contributes to the success of diagnosis and treatment.
The mechanism of action of acupuncture, which cannot be fully explained by the discipline of Western medicine, is left with no choice but to introduce and explain with the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in its homeland, Central Asia and China. It is believed that approximately 400 acupuncture points in the body, the effectiveness of which has been proven by experience, are connected to each other by energy channels known as meridians, and these meridians keep the person healthy and balanced with a continuous energy movement. The energy pause that may occur as a result of any internal or external factor in these meridians gradually creates the disease tables. At this stage, if balancing is achieved by stimulating the acupuncture points on the meridian line, the discomfort will be brought to the point where the organism can heal.
The body's ability to constantly renew itself and balance against external factors is stimulated. Qi energy circulating through 12 main and 2 extra meridians in the body is balanced with acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture, which has become popular in the western world for the last 30 years, has given a great impetus to the search of medical doctors to offer a drug-free and side-effect-free treatment.
Although not as old as classical body acupuncture, ear acupuncture, which has been practiced for centuries in China, owes its greatest acceleration to the French Doctor Paul Nogier. Nogier, who is also a physicist, found the connection of the auricle with the body based on an interesting observation in 1951, and as a result of years of research with his colleagues, the foundations of auricular acupuncture were laid today.
We can compare the auricle to a fetus standing upside down in its mother's womb. If we consider that the earlobe corresponds to the fetal head, the outer edge of the ear to the spine, and the hollow part of the ear hole to the internal organs of the fetus, it becomes easier to estimate the locations of the other parts of our body on the auricle.
We now know that our ear, which contains a small and detailed map of our body, is an organ with which we can treat various diseases and symptoms besides hearing, thanks to this feature. In treatments, the message formed by the stimulation of the free nerve endings directly connected to the brain on the auricle creates a reflex response in the relevant center of the brain. This reflex response provides a desired response by showing its physiological effect in the relevant organ in the body.
Since all the stimuli given by stimulating the auricle are filtered by the brain before reaching the relevant organ, all stimuli that contradict the natural functioning of the organism are neutralized by the brain. Thus, it becomes possible to treat the symptoms and cause of the
disease using the organism's own means, without drugs, and with the brain's own consent and initiative, without causing side effects.
Auricular acupuncture can be used to treat various ailments, especially those accompanied by pain, smoking addiction, weight loss and appetite stabilization, bedwetting in children, allergies, pregnancy nausea, sleep disorders and chronic fatigue.
MAJOR DISEASES THAT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ACCEPT TREATMENT
Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Common Cold
Digestive System Diseases:
Aphthae, Toothache, Gingivitis, Gastritis, Ulcer, Constipation, Diarrhea, Ulcerative Colitis
Uro-genital System Diseases:
Bedwetting at night (Enuresis nocturna), Cystitis, Menstrual irregularity, Painful
Acne, Psoriasis, Shingles and its sequelae, Vitiligo, Urticaria, Eczema
Migraine and other headaches
Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attack, Sleep disorders, Psychosomatic diseases,
Tachycardia, Arrhythmia, Hypertension, Hypotension
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Behçet's Disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's disease,
Artoses (calcification), Neck-waist-knee pain
Chronic fatigue, Hand-foot burns, Excessive sweating, Cellulite, Obesity