What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a word of Latin origin and is formed by combining the words “acus” meaning needle and “punctio” meaning prick. Acupuncture is an application based on the principle of inserting very fine needles into certain points on the skin and stimulating these points. Acupuncture has been used successfully for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments. Acupuncture, an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, helps to increase the self-healing power of the organism by balancing the energy flow of the body.
How is acupuncture treatment done?
In acupuncture treatment, needles are inserted into selected points depending on the disease to be treated. Sterile and disposable extremely thin needles are used in the treatment. The patient usually feels very mild pain only on the first entry of the needles. After a while, a slight feeling of warmth may develop in the treated areas. The needles stay in the skin for about 20 to 30 minutes. Special stimulation techniques are used to achieve certain effects. For this, the needles can be additionally heated, stimulated by subliminal excitation current or moved up and down.
Which patients is acupuncture used to treat?
Many diseases can be treated with acupuncture. The World Health Organization has defined a total of 40 diseases in which acupuncture can be used. Acupuncture is often used especially for the following ailments and diseases:
*Headache and migraine
*Digestive system diseases
*Chronic respiratory diseases (bronchitis, asthma)
*Gynecology and Obstetrics
You can call us for detailed information about acupuncture treatment, treatment process, treatment price, rehabilitation period before and after the procedure in our clinic located in Bakırköy, Istanbul.
Acupuncture treatments can make people feel ready to lose weight. Those who want to lose weight with the help of diet and nutrition programs can benefit from acupuncture as a support. Acupuncture provides the following 4 basic benefits to those who want to lose weight;
1- While the desire to eat decreases, the feeling of appetite stops. Since the endorphin, the happiness hormone secreted by the body normally after eating, appears when acupuncture is performed, the desire to eat is completely reduced. The endorphin secreted as a result of the stimulation of the body by very fine-tipped special needles reaches the same level with acupuncture without the need to consume food.
2- We witness that some people talk about gaining weight if they drink water. At this point, they start to complain about being overweight, dieting but not being able to lose weight. What would you think if we told you that acupuncture treatment regulates metabolic rate and function? Let us remind you right away that being overweight is not actually your destiny… Acupuncture can help regulate the metabolic rate and help lose weight by directly affecting the body.
3- Stomach problems, burning, sourness complaints that may occur during dieting eliminate effects such as blood pressure or blood sugar falling and rising. With the decrease in blood sugar, the feeling of hunger ends.
4- Stress-related psychological problems can be seen in people who diet for the purpose of losing weight. Hormonal enzymes that trigger stress make people susceptible to weight gain. Therefore, acupuncture can give positive results in people with impaired hormonal activities. People exposed to stress have the potential to gain weight quickly. If cortisol secretion increases excessively during stress and persists, it may increase appetite and even cause depression. If cortisol is high in the body, fat can accumulate in the abdomen and nape area.
5- It prevents the feeling of tiredness, exhaustion and weakness especially seen in people who are dieting.
Can the weight lost with acupuncture treatment be regained?
The idea of regaining the weight doesn’t sound good at all. It must be extremely annoying to regain the lost weight after all the effort. Remember, no matter how and what method you lose weight, it is most important to adapt the body to a new life after losing weight. A weight protection program is absolutely essential for a light body that has lost weight! In addition to a regular diet, you must exercise for a healthy life.