Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China. It is a safe technique provided that practitioners are properly trained and follow appropriate techniques. Most patients find that the treatments are relaxing and cause minimal discomfort. The acupuncture needles are inserted through the skin at specific points (acupoints) on the body.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Scientific evidence found it was effective for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting, hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy, post stroke rehabilitation and etc.
How does acupuncture work?
According to TCM principle, disruption of the flow Qi and blood cause the illnesses. Hence, acupuncture works by restoring and enhancing the flow of Qi and Blood along the meridians, hence improving circulation, thus treating illnesses, alleviate pain, relieve stress and enhance functions of our body systems.
Several theories using a scientific explanation were published on how does the acupuncture work. Generally, acupuncture stimulation sends the messages to the tissues and nerves in our body causing the biochemistry changes of the body which finally improve our body system.
Are the needles clean & safe?
The acupuncture thin needles are FDA approved, individually packaged, pre-sterilised and disposed after single use.
Is acupuncture evidence-based?
Evidenced-based medicine has been widely used to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture. In combination with conventional treatments, studies indicate acupuncture may be beneficial for several conditions, including chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, cancer and treatment-related pain, peripheral neuropathies, dry mouth, hot flashes, fatigue and stress management.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of diseases and conditions that have been effectively treated by acupuncture in controlled clinical trials.
- Neurological Disorders
- Headache and migraine
- Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
- Paresis following stroke
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Meniere’s Disease
- Musculo-skeletal Disorders
- Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
- Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
- Work and sports related injuries
- Low back pain
- “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
- Respiratory System Disorders
- Acute sinusitis
- Acute rhinitis
- Bronchial asthma
- Gynecological Disorders
- Peri Menopausal Syndrome
- Menopause syndrome
- Benign irregular menstruation
- Benign amenorrhea
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Irritable bowel and colitis
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- Paralytic ileus
- Psychological Disorders
Book a session with us
Our qualified TCM physicians will perform safe acupuncture session for our patients, where one session will take approximately 20-30 minutes in total. The physician will carefully select some of the suitable acu-points based on your condition to ensure the treatment is safe and effective. You will have a bell on hand to notify us whenever you need assistance during the session.