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Infertility - Get Benefited With Acupuncture Therapy!

Dr. Vinay Kumar M (Pt) 90% (10 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Hyderabad
Infertility - Get Benefited With Acupuncture Therapy!

Infertility is a bane that only a few couples can tide over in their lifetime. However, infertility is a comprehensive term and involves both men and women. Men can be infertile if they have a low sperm count or they have erectile dysfunction. However, infertility in women may have a number of dimensions.

There are so many factors at play in pregnancy that an obstacle at any stage can render a woman infertile. She may have lesser eggs in her ovary; she may have a problem with the pathway of the eggs; she may have a problem with the uterus or any other problem. Though there are treatments for infertility, they cannot guarantee a pregnancy. This is why there is a trend towards alternative medicine for infertility. Some of the ancient medicinal practices like Tai chi, Acupuncture, etc., have been found to be beneficial in treating infertility in some cases. Among these practices, acupuncture is found to be a special mention.

Acupuncture involves inserting needles in specific sites of the body to cure ailments by unlocking blocked energy channels. It works by rectifying endocrine abnormalities, reducing stress, and increasing blood flow to different organs. This implies that if infertility arises out of any of these problems, acupuncture may be able to treat it.

Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility-

Treatment of infertility by acupuncture involves de-stressing, removal of hormonal imbalance, and increasing flow of blood to reproductive organs.

De-Stressing to Enhance Chances of Fertility-

Stress may well be one of the factors precipitating infertility. This is true for men as well as women. It has indeed been corroborated by modern medicine. Stress leads to the release of a de-stressing hormone called Cortisol which may contribute to low sperm count in male. In the female reproductive system, stress may play out in different ways. It may contribute to a lack of ovulation of egg follicles, failure of the eggs to move, etc.

Acupuncture has been found to be quite helpful in de-stressing. If needles are inserted at proper places, the body can release endorphins. Endorphins are mood alleviating hormones which combat stress and help men and women de-stress.

Rectifying Hormonal Imbalance-

One of the factors responsible for infertility is the low level of progesterone. It may reduce ovulation of egg follicles and thereby prevent pregnancy. In men too, hormonal imbalance may lead to less sperm production. However, it can be rectified to some extent by acupuncture. Studies have suggested that acupuncture may stimulate different endocrine glands like hypothalamus and pituitary to produce or reduce specific hormones and impact infertility.

Increasing the Flow of Blood-

Lack of flow of blood to female reproductive organs like the uterus, the ovaries, or fallopian tubes can cause infertility. In men too, lack of flow of blood may lead to erectile dysfunction or low sperm count. It has been observed that needles pierced at specific points may aid blood flow. This can rejuvenate the organs suffering from lack of blood and enhance the chances of fertility.

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Indigestion - How Effective Is Ayurveda In It?

Dr. Shikha Goyal 87% (10 ratings)
BAMS, PGDC, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Ghaziabad
Indigestion - How Effective Is Ayurveda In It?

How Acupuncture can help beat Indigestion?

Indigestion or dyspepsia may not be a disease in itself, but it may be symptomatic of digestive tract diseases such as peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) etc. If you are among the individuals who suffer from acute bouts of belching, nausea, heartburns, and discomfort after eating, take action before it becomes a nuisance to the quality of your life.

Mostly related to unhealthy dietary habits, clinical statistics show indigestion, especially functional dyspepsia, can be potentially cured by ancient Chinese acupuncture techniques. In the rare cases of research that has happened in this field, acupuncture showed greater effectiveness compared to the use of conventional medicinal drugs such as mosapride.

Causes of Indigestion

Indigestion may result from various factors that cause an imbalance in our body. Acupuncture relies on the ability of the acupuncturist to detect the cause of indigestion and treat it likewise. The major causes of indigestion include -

• An unhealthy diet including excess alcohol, excess caffeine, fatty foods etc.
• Chronic physiological conditions such as GERD.
Stress eating

How acupuncture cures indigestion?

• Acupuncture is an 8000-year-old technique that uses needles inserted at specific points in the body, depending on the ailment, to ensure a balanced flow of energy or qi. When this flow of energy is disrupted, we suffer from physiological disorders.
• In acupuncture, it is believed that indigestion results from increased energy flow to the liver that impairs the functioning of the spleen. Specific puncture points on the abdominal region help to redistribute this energy imbalance.
• Besides curing indigestion, acupuncture improves your overall digestive health by stimulating blood flow to the various organs related to digestion.
• The efficiency of acupuncture in curing indigestion has been verified by research to have substantial and long-lasting effects in combatting indigestion.
• Although acupuncture sessions can cause mild soreness and fatigue, it is often a better alternative to using medications regularly.
• The role of the acupuncturist is crucial in the treatment of indigestion as the efficiency of a session depends on the correct identification of the underlying cause.

If you are suffering from chronic indigestion that leaves you uncomfortable and irritated for large parts of the day, consulting an acupuncturist can relieve you from having to resort to medicines regularly. Acupuncture cures indigestion by focusing on your specific needs and improving the overall efficacy of the concerned organs and consequently our general wellness.
 

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Hair Loss - How Acupuncture Can Help Treat It?

Dr. Shikha Goyal 87% (10 ratings)
BAMS, PGDC, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Ghaziabad
Hair Loss - How Acupuncture Can Help Treat It?

Acupuncture refers to an alternative treatment procedure in which needles are pierced at certain specific points in your body known as energy lines or meridians, in the process, to treat a health condition. Acupuncture is used to treat different kinds of health problems. Hair loss is a very distressing problem for men and women alike.  

There are many causes that can be responsible for your hair loss such as:

  1. Using hair styling gels and other substances
  2. Genetic problems
  3. Hormonal imbalance
  4. Taking too many steroids
  5. A diet lacking sufficient amount of proteins

There are different treatment methods that can help you to deal with your problem of hair loss such as Ayurveda, homeopathy, allopathy or conventional methods and other home remedies.  But if nothing works for you, you can try this alternative treatment method of acupuncture. Acupuncture offers effective remedies for combating your problem of hair loss. The following are some of the treatment methods:

  1. Sometimes, needles are pierced into the energy lines or meridians of your head to improve blood circulation. Improvement in your blood circulation can reduce hair fall.
  2. At times acupuncture, treatment involves applying topical creams on your scalp for reducing hair fall.
  3. Acupuncture treatment sometimes may include hot towel massage on your scalp. This can prevent hair loss.
  4. Acupuncture also works at reducing your stress as that is a major cause of hair fall.
  5. Since proper functioning of the kidney is also responsible for providing nourishment to your hair, acupuncture treatment also involves injecting needles at different key points on your body in order to stimulate energy release and promote kidney health.
  6. Acupuncture treatment also involves the use of different Chinese herbs for reducing hair fall such as Astragalus or Polygoni multiflori.

Acupuncture treatment for hair loss is definitely effective but is very time-consuming. So you must be very patient throughout your treatment process to get the desired results.

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Back Pain - Can Acupuncture Reduce It?

Dr. Shikha Goyal 87% (10 ratings)
BAMS, PGDC, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Ghaziabad
Back Pain - Can Acupuncture Reduce It?

Almost 8 out of 10 individuals have low back pain eventually in life. It is one of the top reasons people look for medical treatment. It is likewise the number one reported reason for acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture started in China over 2,500 years back. It includes inserting slim needles at specific points on the body. As per traditional Chinese practices, the body has more than 2,000 of these points. They are associated by pathways or meridians, which make a stream of energy called Qi (pronounced "chee").

The impacts originate from the centre of our nervous system. The release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal rope, and cerebrum are then triggered.

The process:

  1. To begin with, your acupuncturist will get some information about your medical history. This will help him in exploring the various trouble giving points as avoiding those that may lead to an aggravation of the problem. Also, with this information, the acupuncturist will also be able to arrive at the exact treatment that will suit your body and system, as well as the symptoms that you may be experiencing.
  2. He or she will then examine your tongue's shape, shading, and covering, feel your heartbeat, and perhaps play out some extra physical examinations depending upon your health. This helps in understanding the various patterns related to sleep, exercise, diet and digestion. In keeping with these findings, the acupuncturist will then home in on the exact points that require treatment.
  3. Keeping the aforementioned in mind, he/she will then appoint the appropriate treatment plan to address your specific condition.
  4. To start the needle therapy treatment, you lay easily on a treatment table while exact acupoints are determined on different points of your back.
  5. Lastly, the fine needles are then tenderly set. The needles are usually sterilised and new before they are inserted.

Benefits for back pain:

  1. It enhances the body's self-healing process by stimulating the acupuncture points.
  2. Releases your body from chronic pain and specifically helps the lumbar region in better balance so that back pain is avoided.
  3. This method warms the body and creates a more congenial environment for pain-free good health.
  4. Protects it against pathogens.
  5. Contains natural liquids. Changes those liquids into other usable types of energy for the body.
  6. Strengthens the immune system.
  7. Improves sleep.
  8. Improves the digestive framework.
  9. Gives you a sense of well-being

Apart from infrequent throbbing and soreness at the acupoints, there are no such side effects if you visit an established acupuncturist. If practised by an experienced acupuncturist, the technique is highly effective and beneficial. Additionally, acupuncture is the safest therapy for back pain.

Individuals suffering from continuous back pain have observed needle therapy to be useful. Numerous Pain Clinics now utilize needle therapy as a standard treatment.

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Arthritis - Know Benefits Of Acupuncture In It!

Dr. Shikha Goyal 87% (10 ratings)
BAMS, PGDC, Diploma in Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Ghaziabad
Arthritis - Know Benefits Of Acupuncture In It!

Arthritis is among the most common ailments that afflict a large section of the population, especially comprising the age groups of beyond 40 years. Acute joint pains, difficulties in movement and weakened bones are among the most common symptoms of arthritis. Given that it is a condition that has permeated modern life so deeply and that it has also caused a lot of unwanted hindrance to your normal activities, arthritis is one of the feared illnesses of our times. It is true that a fair amount of research has been dedicated to finding a viable cure for arthritis and many have in fact proven to be effective, but most of these drugs come with their own baggage of side effects. Thus, many of us seek a more natural and lasting healing option that not only soothes the pain but restores our health from within.

Over recent years, acupuncture has gained a lot of steam as an effective and comprehensive therapy for a wide range of diseases. Among the others, joint ailments and arthritis are prominent diseases that have been comprehensively minimized by benefits reaped out of acupuncture.

Acupuncture believes that the health-boosting energy flows through your body through strategic pressure points and by stimulating spasms and afflicted muscles through the insertion of tiny needles into the skin, pain can be adequately diminished. Acupuncture also ebbs the harmful side effects that anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers cause.

Some of the obvious benefits of acupuncture could be enlisted as follows-

  1. Alternative to Surgeries: On several occasions, on account of the failure of the usual drug therapy, you may opt for joint replacement surgeries which again usher in its own set of distresses. Acupuncture on the contrary, cures the pain by relying on your innate defence mechanisms and facilitates a natural remedy to arthritis.

  2. Enhances the effectiveness of the usual drugs: For those enduring chronic arthritis pains, acupuncture brings substantial relief but the treatment is long drawn. In such cases, one may choose to not discontinue the drugs and use acupuncture as a complementary therapy. Even in such cases, acupuncture is extremely helpful. It offsets the harmful effects that the drugs have on your body and boosts their impacts on the diseased parts of your body. This method has proven to be a reliable recipe for complete recovery.
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