What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional healing method by penetrating certain parts of the body with the help of fine needles. This treatment method, which has survived from ancient times, is a very important part of Chinese medicine, but at the same time it is a holistic method used in the treatment of diseases. Acupuncture treatment method was developed and put into practice in China about 3000 years ago. It is still used today as a complementary and supportive medical method. Acupuncture is a word that has its origins in the Latin language.

Acupuncture combined with the formation of the words “acus” and “punctio”; It is a combination of the words “acus” meaning needle and “punctio” meaning to prick. Antalya acupuncture treatment method is a technique in which pain is treated by inserting very thin needles into determined points on the skin and stimulating these areas. Acupuncture has been used for the treatment of many diseases from past to present.

Thanks to acupuncture, which is an important treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine, the energy flow in the body is balanced and the self-healing process of the diseased areas is started. We can say that it is a very effective method especially against pain caused by head, back and joint diseases. While the acupuncture treatment method is applied by experts in this field, it is aimed to restore the body to a healthy state and to cure the diseases by inserting fine-tipped and small needles into the parts of the body that aching due to the diseases that the person has and cannot perform their functions. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture is used as an auxiliary medical method, especially in the treatment of pain in certain areas. Known as the most important micro-system area of the body, the ear is the most preferred area for Antalya acupuncture treatment. Many diseases are treated with acupuncture needles applied to the designated areas in the ear. In addition, ear acupuncture is applied especially for the treatment of pain and the treatment of disorders caused by hormonal disorders. Acupuncture is a technique applied not only in Far East countries but also in European countries.

There are studies on the benefits of this old method, which is also applied in many European countries such as Germany and France. Acupuncture, which has a complementary effect on the healing process of many diseases, is a method preferred by many people who want to find healing. In terms of the effects of acupuncture points on the body, the treatment seems to have a pain-relieving and calming effect. Acupuncture, which is an effective method for the treatment of many diseases from female ailments to headaches, from muscle and joint diseases to migraine attacks, is an old, traditional but up-to-date treatment method.

How Is Acupuncture Treatment Done?

The points to which acupuncture treatment will be applied are determined during the examination. Afterwards, the places where the needles will be applied are determined. Treatment is generally performed in the supine position. In the Antalya acupuncture treatment process, the patient's painful acupuncture points (multiple acupuncture points that affect various parts and organs in the body, according to acupuncture treatment) are determined and applications are made by inserting needles into the disease-related areas in a planned manner. The needles used during the treatment must be disposable and sterile materials. After the needles are inserted into the determined points, the patient may first feel a very short and mild pain. After a certain time, a slight temperature begins to occur in the places where the needles are inserted. A slight pain may be felt when the patient enters the needle, but this is short- lived and there is no pain during the application.

The needles stay in the inserted points for about 20-40 minutes. In order to achieve the desired healthy effects, the needles can be heated with an additional method. The most important feature in the technique applied during the treatment is the selected point and the application technique after it. It is extremely important that this technique is applied by someone who has experience and knowledge in the field of acupuncture.

Which Diseases Is Acupuncture Used To Treat?

Many diseases in the world can be treated with the acupuncture method. However, acupuncture is frequently used especially for some diseases:

    • • Migraine attacks and headaches
    • • Back hernia, musculoskeletal system pains
    • • Psychiatric diseases
    • • Diseases caused by rheumatism
    • • Respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis
    • • Allergies
    • • Gynecology and labor pain
    • • Losing weight
    • • Quitting smoking
    • • Eczema and itching
    • • Toothache
    • • Neuropathic Pains
    • • Vertigo (Dizziness)
    • • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • • Constipation and Reflux
    • • Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy


Side Effects of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, which generally has no side effects, should only be applied by experts in the field in the world and in our country. This is one of the main points of making the treatment process healthier for the patient. Otherwise, it can create negative situations that may cause other discomforts in the person. In this respect, it is extremely important that Antalya acupuncture treatment method is applied by specialist doctors in this field. Mostly, slight pain and associated bleeding at the points where the needles are inserted and mild palpitations may be felt in some people. Especially when the patient comes to acupuncture treatment, he should not be too hungry or too full. In addition, the patient should not do heavy and tiring work after the treatment.

Acupuncture is not advised to the people who…

As the acupuncture treatment method is a traditional method that provides benefits in many areas, there are patients who find each treatment inconvenient in terms of application.

Acupuncture treatment method is not suitable for pregnant people, as it may cause some negative conditions such as premature birth. Today, there are some medications that some patients use because of their ailments. For example, for people who use blood thinners, acupuncture can definitely be risky. It is known that patients with heart rhythm disorders or a cardiac pacemaker as a result of an operation are risky patient groups due to the consequences of electric current during acupuncture treatment. In this context, the acupuncture treatment method; It is not considered appropriate to be applied to nursing mothers, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, and patients with cardiac pacemakers in the first 6 months after birth.


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