Moxibustion (or Moxa)
Tui Na Massage
is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion
of needles into superficial structures of the body (skin,
subcutaneous tissue, muscles) – usually at acupuncture
points - and their subsequent manipulation. Needles are
usually retained for about 15-30 minutes.
Acupuncture is described as manipulating the Qi (vital
energy) to restore balance and to resolve illness.
Acupuncture relieves pain, treats disease, prevents disease,
or promotes general health by stimulating and enhancing
individual’s innate healing capacity rather than just
Acupuncture is safe if it is performed by a well-trained
practitioner using sterile and disposable needles. Unlike
many drugs, it is non-toxic and adverse reactions are
minimal. This is probably one of the chief reasons why
acupuncture is so popular in the treatment of chronic pain
in many countries.
Acupuncture needles are typically made of hair-thin
stainless steel wire, varying in length between 0.5 to 5
inches and also varying in diameter from 0.005 to 0.02
inches, which makes possible virtually painless insertion.
Acupuncture is generally very relaxing; however, there are
certain transient sensations, not considered painful,
associated with the therapeutic effects of acupuncture which
may include soreness, numbness, distention and heaviness.
Electroacupuncture is a form
of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are attached to
a device that generates continuous electric pulses to
enhance acupuncture stimulation, which mimics a practitioner
manipulating the needle. A patient may feel nothing or
minimal vibration free of pain.
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