Acupuncture – An Alternative Hemorrhoids Treatment

Acupuncture is an alternative medicinal practice with its origins in ancient China.  Acupuncture treats patients by the manipulation of thin, solid needles that are placed into acupuncture points in the patients’ skin.  It has now become an increasingly accepted and established procedure for dealing with pain, for helping with emotional issues, and, importantly for hemorrhoids sufferers, for an ever increasing number of physical ailments.  More and more modern medical professionals are referring their patients to acupuncture clinics for particular ailments and conditions that may be treated more effectively without the side effects that can often be associated with medication.   Patients in modern cities like Melbourne, Australia often choose to use an acupuncture clinic as the primary choice to heal diseases and conditions, and this trend is spreading.  It would be a sensible choice to consider an acupuncturist for whatever health problem you may be suffering.  Some sicknesses respond exceptionally well to acupuncture treatment.

acupuncture points for hemorrhoids

The medical profession has found that acupuncture has a very high success rate for such conditions as headaches and congestion, pain, muscular cramps, fatigue, depression, hemorrhoids and many nervous disorders associated with young children.  Acupuncture treatments also have been found to have quite a high success rate in the following areas, though this is not quite as high as mentioned in the aforementioned areas.  These subsequent areas include diarrhoea, discomfort and pain from menstruation, skin complaints such as eczema, shingles, heart palpitations, many gastric problems, rheumatic complaints, kidney and gall bladder anomalies and various nervous disorders, including autonomic nervous problems that follow surgery.  At present, scientific research substantiates the effectiveness of acupuncture in post-operative nausea and certain types of pain relief.

diagram of acupuncture points on the body

The theory behind acupuncture is that all bodily functions are regulated by an energy flow.  This energy runs through the body and interferences of this energy flow are therefore believed to be accountable for causing disease.   Acupuncture is a practice that aims to rectify imbalances in the energy flow by stimulating certain locations anatomically, on or under the skin.  These points are known as acupuncture points or acupoints.  This is done using a variety of techniques, the most common of which employs insertion into the skin using thin metal needles.  These are then either manipulated electronically, or more commonly by hand.  Unfortunately, in the western world a great number of people have a phobia of needles and this seems to hamper its popularity, even though the health benefits are astonishing.  This said, more and more people are now more likely to try acupuncture for themselves as lasers have superseded needles, which appears to be far more appealing.  Laser acupuncture may sound a bit space-age, but lasers penetrate and activate the body’s acupoints in just the same way as conventional acupuncture needles do.  As mentioned before, acupuncture is about activating points in the body unblocking the energy flow through the body’s meridians.  This also makes acupuncture incredibly effective for people that suffer from blood pressure problems, another major cause of hemorrhoids, and circulatory problems.

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