1. What kind of treatments does the acupuncturist specialise?
An acupuncturist specializes in treating many conditions, such as :
·Eye, ear and throat problems
·Back and neck pain
·Depression, anxiety and nervousness
2. How does the acupuncturist diagnose a condition?
An acupuncturist makes a subjective diagnosis based on the traditional Chinese method. It involves observing the symptoms, tongue coating and pulse diagnosis. Comprehensive communication between the acupuncturist and the person to be treated is important in diagnosis. An acupuncturist diagnoses by looking, listening, feeling and thinking.
3. Does the acupuncturist use anaesthesia to carry out the treatment?
For usual acupuncture therapy, the acupuncturist does not use anaesthesia. However, there have been studies in which acupuncture is used along with anaesthesia while performing surgeries to take care of the problems associated with anaesthesia.
4. Can an acupuncturist give acupressure too?
Acupressure specialists are different than an acupuncturist. The points on which acupressure and acupuncture is applied are the same. An acupuncturist can specialize in giving massage at the acupoints and carry out acupressure. They may be trained in some other traditional Chinese treatment methods.
5. Does the therapy given by an acupuncturist hurt?
The needles used for acupuncture are small and thin. They are sterile in nature so that there are no side effects like infections.The therapy is generally safe. It usually does not hurt. It can cause mild pain. If you experience more pain, you may ask your therapist to stop.
A medical practice that involves penetration of needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and helps in healing several medical conditions and diseases is called Acupuncture. The doctor who practices acupuncture to treat his/her patients is Acupuncturist.
The following are the specialties or qualifications required to be an Acupuncturist:
Individuals who are suffering from any medical diseases and disorders can consult an Acupuncturist. However, one should follow all the instructions provided by his/her Acupuncturist and must-visit once or twice a week.
Usually, acupuncture is a painless therapy session and each individual experience is different from others. Few individuals may feel the warmth and ache around the site of needle insertion and few may feel comfortable.
People who suffer from any medical condition, diseases, and disorders can consult an Acupuncturist. Few of the medical conditions are:
Migraine is a neurological disorder that is characterized by severe and frequent intense headaches. An Acupuncturist can treat migraine with the help of acupuncture therapy.
Inflammation and swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses are called sinusitis. An Acupuncturist can treat sinusitis with proper acupuncture therapy.