treatment with its modalities
teaching and training
is an MD with super specialization in acupuncture from Beijing.
On arrival of patient for the first time he first evaluates the
patient as per western system of medicine by taking into account
the patientís history of disease, symptoms, required examinations,
laboratory investigations, imaging and treatment taken till date.
Then he evaluates patient as per Chinese system. Evaluation as
per Chinese system is of two types Ė short and extensive. Usually
short evaluation is enough but if needed, he undertakes extensive
evaluation which involves 16 pages evaluation and consumes one
two different evaluations, he concludes the line of action including
the usefulness of acupuncture in this patient. If acupuncture
appears to be promising, he suggests the modalities of acupuncture
needed, the schedule of the sitting including no. of sittings
needed, the expected expenditure and the possible outcome.
treatment, a close watch is kept on patientís response to acupuncture
and appropriate steps are taken if needed for the benefit of the
treatment with its modalities
- Body acupuncture
- Ear Acupuncture
- Scalp Acupuncture
- Three Edge
treatment consists of inserting fine needles, called filiform
needles, into the body in patterns designed to influence the
flow of qi in one of the subdivisions of the energy circulation
network. Usually one to three energy subdivisions are selected
to stimulate energy movement, along with a collection of local
points to focus the attention of the energy movement. Each
subdivision of the circulation has a unique therapeutic point
combination necessary for activation. The combinations involve
the insertion of at least three needles - the energy moving
needles - that are usually in the extremities and usually
are inserted to the depth necessary to elicit the patient's
sensation of de qi, or needle grab, a dull ache that radiates
from the point. This can be 0.5 cm to 15 cm, depending on
the location. The patient is positioned comfortably, usually
lying supine or prone. Patient may be needled while sitting
needles are left in place for 20 to 45 minutes. It is crucial
to protect the patient from energy depletion during an acupuncture
of retaining needles is shorter if :
- The patient
- The patient
needles may be stimulated when an additional activation of
the acupuncture system is desired as in :
the problem is one of deficiency according to acupuncture
the patient has low vitality.
activation is accomplished through:
the needle with burning herb (moxibustion)
common to treat the patient using front, back, and extremity
points during the course of a single treatment session. This
means that the treatment is typically divided into two sections:
the energy movement section using extremity points to activate
flow through the meridians, and the section to focus the energy
on one or several organs or to influence a pain problem.
therapy treats and prevents diseases by stimulating certain points
on the auricle using the seed of a Chinese herb placed on small
piece of adhesive tape. This has a long history in China. Previously
Chinese used needles and used to prick auricle. But now a days,
needles are rarely used and the herb seeds are preferred with
nearly the same efficacy.
This is very
commonly used treatment in the United States. The theory is that
since the ear has a rich nerve and blood supply, it would have
connections all over the body. For this reason, the ear has many
Acupuncture points which correspond to many parts and organs of
the body. Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture has been successful in treating
problems ranging from obesity to alcoholism, to drug addiction.
There are numerous studies either completed, or currently going
on which affirms Auricular Acupuncture's effectiveness.
Also, ears are closely related to physiological and pathological
changes of the meridians and collaterals along with internal organs.
So the points distributed on the ears can be used as stimulation
sites to treat diseases of the body.
to the diseased area
to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
to the clinical experience
- Use only
one ear in the beginning. Since both the ears may cause excessive
stimulation and result in unrest and awkward sensations including
Hypotension in rare patients.
- Use with
caution in pregnant women history of habitual abortion.
- Use with
caution with elderly, weak patients, debilitating disorders.
- Works wonderfully
when combined with body Acupuncture.
- It can
be used alone in patients with fear for needles.
- Since patient
is called fortnightly so itís a treatment of choice for those
who cannot come frequently for body acupuncture.
- Itís a
very good way of maintenance therapy in patients of body acupuncture
in between two courses.
- It is a
preferred way of treatment in children below 10 yrs.
is a therapeutic modality in which mainly scalp is needled for
sickness. Needling is done in specific area or line of the scalp.
Selected area is not acupoint but stimulation lines on the scalp.
The manipulation is usually quick and constant twisting method
is used without many changes. The area punctured is usually at
the side opposite to that with signs or symptoms.
It is indicated
in diseases originated in brain e.g. paralysis, numbness, aphonia,
dizziness, chorea, parkinsonís disease, lumbago, pain in leg,
nocturia, neuralgia etc.
is another popular treatment method, which is the treatment of
diseases by applying heat to Acupuncture points. Acupuncture and
Moxibustion are considered complimentary forms of treatment, and
are commonly used together.
method uses burning of a herb powder over acupoints. The heat
acts on acupoint and is conducted through the channel so that
the equilibrium of the physical function of the body can be adjusted.
can produce the effect of warming qi and promoting blood circulation,
strengthening the body resistance to eliminate pathogenic factors.
It is widely applied to prevent or treat diseases.
be given by various ways:
with moxa cone
with moxa stick
with warm needle
- Crude herb
meridian and expelling cold
qi and blood circulation and relieving pain
swelling and resolving masses.
due to wind-cold-dampness
due to retention of cold e.g. chronic diarrhea, chronic dysentery,
asthma, phlegm retention, flaccidity syndrome etc.
of internal organs
disorders e.g. Dysmenorrhea, Abnormal fetal position, Leukorrhea
diseases e.g. enuresis, diarrhea etc.
Non healing ulcer etc.
cold, Sinusitis etc.
another type of treatment by acupuncture. This is a method of
stimulating Acupuncture points by applying suction through a metal,
wood or glass jar, in which a partial vacuum has been created.
This technique produces blood congestion at the site, and therefore
is created by mechanically sucking the air out or introducing
ignited material inside the jar.
used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and helping
relieve fluid from the lungs in chronic bronchitis.
to promote circulation of qi and blood, induce an analgesic effect,
subdue swelling and expel wind, cold and damp pathogens.
due to wind-cold-dampness
- Acute sprain
needle is sharp needle since ancient times. This needle is used
to prick acupuncture point or superficial blood vessel to obtain
minor blood letting. This modality promotes blood circulation,
and reduces swelling. It causes resuscitation, reduces heat, cleans
and activates meridians and collaterals.
flow of blood and Qi
- Acute Tonsillitis
visits are usually scheduled three visits each week. But one
or two visits a week are not uncommon, especially during the
follow up courses of Acupuncture treatment. If disease recovery
is time bound e.g. diseases requiring nerve regeneration or
the disease is too acute and needs rapid recovery, daily sittings
favorable response lasts upto physicianís satisfaction, a
long interval lasting 1-3 mths. is given. Chronic degenerative
diseases usually require maintenance treatments at 1-month,
6-week, or 2-month intervals. Many diseases never require
revisits e.g. facial paralysis. Medical problems of lesser
severity and chronicity also often be resolved adequately
and do not require maintenance treatments, although chronic
medical problems-even when they respond well to acupuncture-typically
call for quarterly maintenance treatments.
initial treatments, any change, even a transient exacerbation
of symptoms, is considered a favorable response. No response
to the initial treatment can mean that the therapeutic input
was not strong enough, that the problem is deep seated and
requires several treatments to influence, that the treatment
design is inappropriate, or that the problem is not accessible
to acupuncture intervention. Even if every things goes alright,
a few patients just do not respond to Acupuncture therapy.
The reason behind this phenomenon is not known.
of symptoms after the initial treatment usually means that
the treatment decision is accurate, but that the manipulation
or the duration of the needles was too extensive. An examination
of diagnostic microsystems such as the radial pulse and the
tongue gives another means for the practitioner to subjectively
evaluate change in the patient's condition from visit to visit,
and thereby decide whether a change in treatment is indicated.
cumulative effect of the treatments, enduring improvement
is the desired goal. Enduring improvement may mean a thorough
resolution of the presenting problem, or it may mean enabling
the patient to function on a plateau of discomfort that is
less incapacitating or requires less medication than at the
time of initial presentation.
10-20 visits are scheduled to follow the course of the disorder
and its response to acupuncture. Usually, the response can
be appreciated by six or eight visits, but an enduring response
often requires the full schedule of visits. After the first
course of treatments, the problem and its response to acupuncture
are reevaluated and the acupuncturist and patient decide whether
to continue intensive treatments, maintain treatments, or
abandon the acupuncture intervention.
treatments are as individual as the patients and their responses
to acupuncture. It is common to stay with an initial treatment
approach for at least three or four visits before modifying
the approach. It is common for the patient to report changes
in general well-being and vitality, or a reduction in medication,
before a clear change in the presenting symptoms occurs. if
no progress has been made by the sixth visit, it is reasonable
to consider including additional modalities to complement
the acupuncture. It is best not to abandon a case that shows
reasonable hope for response to acupuncture before a full
trial of 20 visits has been completed.
teaching and training
package is designed to prevent mild health problems becoming serious
diseases. People work hard and donít have time to care about their
health problems. But prevention is always much better than treatment.
Little problems may become more serious and ultimately impossible
to ward off their existence.
has a very good role in prevention. Spend little time with our
doctor, you may save a lot of time and money supposed to be spent
in the hospital. Here are some important facts you should know
about our this program:
Just as automobiles
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cleaning every six months, people need Tune-Ups to find and correct
small problems before they become big ones.
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neck, and shoulder stiffness and pain.
allergies, asthma, chronic coughing
upper back, lower back, legs or feet pain
helping you look and feel younger
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a TONING UP PACKAGE every six months will keep your body in peak
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Our doctor will quickly check you up for your problems by filling
a detailed questionnaire and watching your tongue. When a problem
is detected, acupuncture is tailored accordingly.