Acupuncture, dry acupuncture, cupping
Rehabilitation like Acupuncture aims to maximize the physical, mental, social and professional potential of a person with congenital physiological or anatomical deficiency. The purpose of rehabilitation is to give the individual as much independence as possible in his or her daily life. Where the competent doctor performs a thorough examination of the patient before starting treatment to determine the patient’s health and physiological condition and the result of the examination conducted by the physiotherapist and rehabilitation, the program of physical therapy and rehabilitation is carried out as required. In this program, during this treatment physical therapy tools, exercises, manual therapy, massage therapy, and other intra-joint injections where the doctor determines the methods to be used during rehabilitation and changes if necessary. During rehabilitation, the causes of the disease are explained to the patient and precautions are taken to avoid deterioration of the patient’s condition and to ensure full access to treatment.
Treatments used in rehabilitation programs:
There is a wide range of treatments used in the rehabilitation process whether patients or victims of different accidents and each type of treatment has a specific area or specific conditions to be treated and through specialized experts can determine an integrated program to suit the situation of each patient and the most important of these treatments:
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves introducing very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points in the body to different depths. Research suggests that this technique can help relieve pain and is used for a wide range of other problems. However, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), there is limited evidence of its effectiveness in areas other than pain.
What is Chinese acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves inserting needles at certain points of the body where the acupuncturist will insert needles into a person’s body in order to balance their energy. Which can help promote well-being and may cure some diseases. The conditions used include the treatment of various types of pain, such as headaches, blood pressure problems, whooping cough, etc.
How does this treatment work?
Some neuroscience experts used to explain acupuncture. Acupuncture points are seen as places where nerves, muscles and connective tissues can be stimulated where stimulation increases blood flow in these areas while at the same time activating the body’s natural pain killers.
Uses of Chinese acupuncture
Research in Germany has shown that acupuncture may help relieve stress and migraines. NCCIH noted that it has been shown to help with:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Spinal pain
- Knee pain
In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed a number of cases in which they say acupuncture has proven effective. These cases include:
- High and low blood pressure
- Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Some infectious conditions, including peptic ulcer
- Allergic rhinitis
- Facial pain
- Morning nausea
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Reduce stroke risk
The World Health Organization also indicates that it may help treat a number of infections, including some urinary tract infections and epidemic hemorrhagic fever.
Features of Chinese acupuncture
Chinese acupuncture technology is safe and has very few side effects and can be effectively combined with other treatments and may also help patients whose pain medications are not suitable for them.
What’s going on in the therapy session?
According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are found on meridians, through which vital energy is operated. This energy is known as qi. The acupuncturist will examine the patient, assess his condition, insert one or more thin sterile needles, and advise on self-care or other complementary treatments, such as Chinese herbs.
The patient will be asked to dilate on his back, stomach or on one side depending on where the needles are inserted. Acupuncture should use a sterile needle for use once. When each needle is inserted, the patient may feel a severe sensation of tingling or pain. Sometimes needles are heated or stimulated by electricity after insertion. The needles will remain in place for 5 to 30 minutes.
The number of sessions needed depends on the individual and a person with a chronic condition may need one or two sessions per week over several months. The patient’s condition usually improves after 8 to 12 sessions.
All treatments have side effects as well as their medical benefits including Chinese acupuncture including:
- It is dangerous if you have hyperfluidity bleeding disorder.
- Bleeding, bruising or soreness may occur at insertion sites.
- Unsterilized needles may cause injury to the patient.
- In rare cases, the needle may break and damage the internal organ.
- When inserted deep into the chest or upper back, there is a risk of collapsed lung, but this is very rare.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies acupuncture as a medical device. Manufacturing and labelling needs to meet certain standards. Needles should be sterile, non-toxic and prescribed for use only once by a licensed practitioner.
As with any complementary treatment, it is recommended to use it in addition to traditional treatments in cases of chronic or severe disease.
Dry acupuncture is a modern treatment designed to relieve muscle pain. During dry acupuncture, the practitioner inserts several thread needles into the skin. Nematodes are practical, short and stainless and do not pump fluid into the body for this reason known as dry needles. Practitioners place needles in “trigger points”) in muscles or tissues. Pin prick movement stimulates oxygen in muscle fibers, reduces inflammation, improves blood circulation, thus continuously reducing local tension in tissues with long-term results. Dry needle practitioners say the needle helps free the nodes and relieve any muscle pain or cramps. Needles will remain in the skin for a short period of time.
Different forms of dry needles
There are two main forms of fibromyalgia: muscle stimulation (IMS) and surface dry needles (SDN).
In (IMS), the needle is inserted directly into the trigger point or taut tape. This leads to a localized tightening response (LTR) in the tight tape. Many patients view LTR as a sense of muscle relaxant and as a sign that the correct trigger point was alerted by needles.
In (SDN), the needle is inserted superficially indirectly on the surface of the skin, to about 3-4 mm above the trigger point or painful area. This leads to several analgesic mechanisms reflected through the spinal cord and brain.
Another method of dry needle is intramuscular electrical stimulation (IMES), where at least two needles are inserted into the taut tape and stimulated by tens light currents.
Safety and hygiene during the use of dry needles
Dry needles are a safe treatment technique that requires thorough and professional training with good knowledge of anatomy and sensory skills. The practitioner should always be familiar with the delicate tissues or structure in which the needle is inserted. Complications can be safely avoided as long as the practitioner follows the recommended safety guidelines and contraindications.
Dry needle should be used under sanitary conditions using only discardable sterile needles and disinfectant to cleanse the area containing needles.
Before needles, the doctor should examine the possible contraindications in each patient, as well as identify relevant anatomical features and be aware of possible local precautions.
What is cupping?
Cupping means absorption in Arabic. They take blood from small incisions across the skin through a pump, usually drawing blood from the area between the shoulders, from the back, from the back of the head or anywhere in the body using a special cup.
Cupping and blood donation are separate ways. In cupping it is ensured that the dirty blood that accumulates under the skin and harms the body and leads to damage to the relevant organ at the point where it accumulates does not remain in the vein, and to remain idle, the blood emitted from the vein is the clean blood used by the body and dirty blood is taken only by this technique.
What are the benefits of cupping?
Cupping has many benefits; the main benefits are the benefits of detoxification and cell regeneration. Here are the benefits of cupping as a list:
- Removes toxins, toxic waste, and free radicals that cause cancer and damage from ready-made foods.
- It is the most effective way to relax in the body because it reduces stress and prevents irritation.
- Accelerates the healing process in upper respiratory diseases such as flu.
- Plays a very important role in passing chronic headaches.
- Stimulates blood production and helps treat anemia.
- Reduces the number and severity of epileptic seizures.
- Removes laziness and lethargy, resets the body and helps to feel alive.
- Cupping is also very effective in treating some types of dizziness.
- Cupping plays an instrumental role in the treatment of all dental diseases. Cupping can also be used to relieve toothache.
- Increases muscle elasticity and connective tissues and stiffness in tissues and joints.
- Increases the permeability of blood vessels, so more oxygen goes to the organs and cells are regenerated.
- Also regenerates visual cells and helps to see more sharply. It also helps in the treatment of eye diseases.
- Having cupping relieves nerves and eliminates all sleep problems. It may be a solution to get rid of problems such as insomnia, troubled sleep, and lack of sleep.
- Cupping is very useful in quitting smoking.
- Cupping is extremely effective in preventing skin diseases by providing oxygen to the skin.
- Lowers high blood pressure. Thus, many diseases caused by high blood pressure are prevented.
- Helps to secrete the hormone happiness, endorphins, and relieve depression in terms of serotonin secretion.
- Accelerate healing from wounds and sores.
- Cupping removes infections in the body and strengthens immunity in the treatment of sinusitis.
- Cupping increases the flexibility of blood vessels and prevents hemorrhoids. It helps in the treatment of current hemorrhoids.
- Cleans the vessels and lowers high cholesterol.
- Cupping has a healing effect on mental activities such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Cupping dissolves clots naturally and allows blood accumulated in varicose veins to pass through.
- Improves blood circulation, relieves pain in the body and supports other medical or surgical treatments in all diseases.
- Cupping plays a very important role in the treatment of the early stages of facial paralysis.
- Prevents damage caused by liver diseases and stimulates the liver, bone marrow and spleen responsible for blood production.
- Cupping is an effective way in the treatment of all types of ulcers, as it accelerates wound healing.
How is cupping applied?
Cupping is applied by pulling blood with the suction force created by a wide-mouthed device, after the skin is slit with the help of a scalpel. The same absorbent pressure force can be created with the cup and the burnt cotton. Traditionally, cupping is applied near a member who suffers from pain or disease. It is recommended to do some cupping cups in the upper back area the first time, and the first time it is not recommended to do this on the head.
People who are not fit for cupping
Of course, things that can be useful can also be harmful. The same is true for the size of the cup, which can be harmful and dangerous for some people. Those who are in the condition listed below should not be subject to the volume:
- Those over 60 years of age who have never been subjected to surgery before
- People with heart failure
- People with a pacemaker
- People whose blood does not stop bleeding
- Pregnant women
- People with severe anemia
- AIDS and HIV patients
- Children under 12 months of age
- Persons who have undergone organ transplants
- People undergoing dialysis sessions and hemophilia patients
- Women in menstruation