Method : In this treatment needles are inserted on certain points of the body & either removed immediately or retained for some time.
Principle : All diseases are caused due to either a blockage or imbalance of energy within the Pranic (Etheric) body.
Mechanism : The needles are pierced such as to remove the blockage or to tonify or sedate energy as per the requirement. This inturn acts on the nerves & the internal organs to normalize their functions.
Variations : Many different types of acupuncture are existing including Classical Sujok, Electro acupuncture & needleless acupuncture. All have their place & use in the treatment and are used at Nityananda Clinic.
Classical: – In this needles are placed on different part of the body including the arms, legs, chest, abdomen, head etc.
Sujok : In this needle are placed only on the hands or feet, more often only the hands. Since the hand gives a perfect holographic image of the whole body and all the points of the body can be found on the hands.
Electro acupuncture : Special electrical frequencies related to different organs are applied to different points to cure the internal diseases.
Needleless Acupuncture : No needles are used instead pressure (acupressure) or laser or heat (moxa) are used to stimulate the points.
Especially useful in :The World Health Organization(WHO) has published a list of diseases for which acupuncture is used in China. They include:
Upper respiratory tract and Respiratory Disorders: Sinusitis, rhinitis, colds, tonsillitis, acute bronchitis and bronchial asthma.
Gastro- Intestinal Disorders: Acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, the pain of duodenal ulcers, acute and chronic colitis, acute bacilliary dysentery, constipation and diarrhoea.
Neurological and musculo-skeletal disorders: Headache, Migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, post stroke paralysis, meniere’s disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome such as ‘frozen shoulder’, tennis elbow’ and ‘RSI’, sciatica, low back pain, and osteoarthritis.
In addition to the above we have found excellent results in treating Ischaemic heart disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Slip Disc, Asthma, Kidney stones and psychological disorders like depression, excess anger, mania, & also sports injuries.
Caution : Classical acupuncture should be administered only by doctors and those aware of anatomy otherwise can cause harm to internal organs if done by spurious practioners. Also since the vital energies of the body are being manipulated it should be under proper monitoring by the pulse (pulse diagnosis) so that the treatment is adequate and not excessive. At Nityanand Clinic this aspect is highly emphasized and pulse diagnosis is carried out at every sitting.
Duration of Treatment : Each sitting lasts between 40 minutes to 1 hour and the treatment is usually given on alternate days (except in outstation and in acute case where it can be given daily). Total number of sittings depends on the severity and the duration of the problem and can vary fro a few sitting to an average of 15 to 20 but in very severe case can last for more than 60 sittings.