Acupuncture, how it works and new applications

Acupuncture, how it works and new applications

Acupuncture is increasingly common in Italy and is used to treat many ailments. We reveal to you what and how

More and more people are using acupuncture to solve numerous disorders, even if this practice is still little known in Italy.

It is a branch of Chinese medicine, which joins phytotherapy, and is practiced by applying on various parts of the body of the needles. The acupuncture expert usually uses steel and disposable needles, with a diameter of 0.30 mm and a length that can vary between two and seven centimeters. This is absolutely not a painful practice, when the needle is applied it does not feel pain but only a feeling of soreness (called paresthesia) in the area around the needle.

To practice acupuncture it is necessary to enroll in a school with courses that last up to three years. How does it work? The needles act directly on the nervous system, reaching the centers that regulate some fundamental functions of the organism and restoring the original state where a particular dysfunction has occurred.

Each session usually lasts half an hour and can help treat osteoarthritis, cervical pain, sciatica and problems with the musculoskeletal system. Acupuncture is also effective for headaches, neuralgia, herpes, dysmenorrhea, irritable bowel and amenorrhea. It also treats disorders of the emotional sphere such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and all pathologies with a psychosomatic origin.

Recently the acupuncture action field has expanded, with new very interesting applications, especially related to oncology. In fact, some studies have shown that different sessions can help treat disorders, such as vomiting and nausea, associated with chemotherapy. Not only that: this discipline would be effective also to cure the infertility of couples who want to practice assisted fertilization, favoring conception. Finally, the application of needles in some parts of the body has proved useful for solving the problems of "caldane" and insomnia that are often faced by women who have undergone breast cancer.

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