Acupuncture is one of the oldest systems of healing in the world, that although has its origins in China, about 3500 years ago, it only became widely known and more commonly used worldwide in the last three decades. It is believed to help regulating balance and restoring mental and physical health.
The procedure involves inserting various extremely thin needles to different depths in the skin of a patient, at specific points on the meridians through which it is said, according to traditional Chinese medical practices, that vital energy runs. Acupuncture practitioners believe that being in good health implies a balance within the body, allowing a free flow of energy, blood and nourishment fluids throughout the organs. They consider that illnesses occur when the energy is not in proper balance in the body or the energy channels are blocked or disrupt the normal energy flow. The treatments they provide aim to alleviate pain associated with various conditions and restore a good balance flow through the body. Sometimes, a holistic therapy, based on herbal medicine, is recommended together with the procedure. Although it has not been scientifically proven to completely cure illnesses, it is widely known as having some important therapeutic benefits, the most common being pain relief.
It has been shown that this type of acupuncture treatment has an effective therapeutic value for a lot of conditions, including headaches, menstrual cramps, lower back pain, arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, neck pain, shoulder pain, different emotional and psychological disorders, like depression and anxiety, various circulatory disorders, like hypertension, chest angina, arteriosclerosis and anemia, addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs, a lot of respiratory disorders, such as sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis and gastrointestinal conditions, like food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, intestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis. Some studies have shown that the acupuncture can also be helpful in relieving nausea for patients recovering from surgery or chemotherapy, as well as in recovering from heart strokes. Also, the procedure might be helpful for patients with diabetes, insomnia, autism, down syndrome, psoriasis, eczema, asthma, infertility, chronic fatigue syndrome or for the ones who want to lose weight.
The acupuncture clinics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer professional and complete alternative medical treatment methods for any of these conditions, that have very few side effects, compared to regular medical treatments. Apart from medical acupuncture treatments, the clinics from UAE also offer acupressure treatments, in which thumb pressure is applied at specific points on the body, instead of inserting needles, acupuncture facials to stimulate collagen production and prevent wrinkles and many other types of therapies, including cupping therapy, ear point treatments, moxibustion or specific types of massage that promote relaxation and increase energy. Also, this acupuncture procedure is proven to be effective also when it is combined with regular medication treatments. It is recommended to patients who do not respond to pain medications and it is a good option for the patients who do not want to take the medication prescribed for pain or are not able to take it due to other medical conditions.