MBBS, Diploma in Acupuncture
Dr. Raman Kapur is a renowned Medical Acupuncturist, widely recognized for developing the practice of scientific Acupuncture in India and curing many patients suffering from intractable diseases. He is the recipient of the First "Padma Shri" in Medical Acupuncture awarded by Hon'ble President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil, on 5th May, 2008.
I had acute problem & got relief after 20 sittings. This happened in Y12-13.
I visited Dr. Raman Kapur's clinic in Greater Kailash on 29th November 2016 with chronic pains in my joints. My treatment continued for next three months (25th February 2017) without any change in my condition. My treatment would have probably continued endlessly till one day an attendant who was removing my needles was asked to clean blood coming out from two points, instead of cleaning it ,she replied that other patients are waiting & she can't spend more time . I thought it was very insensitive response from a staff It obviously annoyed me. When narrated this to Dr. Raman Kapur, he was very casual about it, told me that I should not come to his clinic if I didn’t want to. . If the doctor is condescending, then I rather go to another doctor who would treat me with respect. For any patient more than the knowledge of the doctor EMPATHY is also important.
Twice I had gone with a confirmed appointment but had to wait for more than an hour on each occasion without a word of apology from either the doctor or his staff. In fact, both were downright rude and discourteous.
Q: What kind of treatments does the acupuncturist specialise?
A: An acupuncturist specializes in treating many conditions, such as : ·Digestive problems ·Eye, ear and throat problems ·Arthritis ·Back and neck pain ·Muscle pain ·Sciatica ·Respiratory disorders ·Depression, anxiety and nervousness ·Menstrual problems ·Infertility ·Migraine ·Stroke ·Irritable bowel
Q: How does the acupuncturist diagnose a condition?
A: 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.
Q: Does the acupuncturist use anaesthesia to carry out the treatment?
A: 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.
Q: Can an acupuncturist give acupressure too?
A: 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.
Q: Does the therapy given by an acupuncturist hurt?
A: 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.