Acupuncture (needle therapy, or zhen-jiu) is one of the oldest forms of treatment, based on the concepts of the traditional Chinese medicine about the life force (Qi). According to Chinese philosophy, diseases arise due to a violation of the Qi circulation in the body. To restore the flow of this energy, to synchronize the meridians and their corresponding organs, it is necessary to stimulate certain points on the body with the help of special thin needles.
Medical indications for the use of acupuncture:
- allergic rhinitis
- blind headache
- blood pressure disorders
- chronic back pain
- rheumatoid arthritis
- gastrointestinal tract disorders
- incorrect position of the fetus
- hormonal endocrine disorders
- psycho-somatic disorders
- post-traumatic syndrome
How does it work? According to the ideas of Chinese medicine, the body consists of 12 paired and 2 unpaired meridians, along which Qi energy moves. Meridians unite 365 active points. Energy blocks arise due to disturbances in the flow of Qi along the meridians and their branches. Lifestyle, nutrition, stress, etc. are the reasons. The impact on biologically active points allows you to synchronize the flow of internal energy of the body, and to eliminate stagnant phenomena.
Over the past 60 years, the world of medicine has regularly conducted research to prove the effectiveness of this method of reflexology in the treatment of various diseases. According to their results, WHO recommends that acupuncture be included in the treatment process not as an alternative medicine therapy, but as a generally accepted therapeutic method. For example, in the treatment of disorders of the central nervous system, acupuncture allows you to achieve muscle relaxation and thereby affect the condition of internal organs. It has been proven that acupuncture reduces activity in the limbic structures of the brain associated with stress and diseases, improves the regulation of the hypothalamus, hypophysis, and axis of the adrenal glands; it regulates the production of hormones. Acupuncture modulates the parasympathetic nervous system associated with relaxation, digestion, and incarnation.
CALENDULA also uses electroacupuncture, moxibustion (heating of the reflex points with the absinthe cigars). Each type of reflexotherapy is prescribed by a doctor according to the certain indications.
Result: analgesic effect for headaches, blind headaches, dizziness, muscle and joint pain, creeping sensation, swelling of the limbs, rheumatic, head and menstrual pains; the procedure improves the condition after a stroke, and normalizes the sleep.