Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing science. It has been practice art of healing science. It has been practice since more than 3,000 years. It has become popular the world over during the past few decades. Acupuncture has proved remarkably effective in many diseases which are resistant to conventional forms of therapy. It is simple , safe, effective and economical without side effects.
In acupuncture treatment procedure doctor insert thin needles on skin surface in specific points called Acupoints or Marma points. Ancient Health Practitioners found that, on human skin surface they are more than 360 points which can be influenced, to bring back the lost harmony in the body , when picked (or ) pressed (or) exposed to heat.
1. Analgesic effect: In blood endorphins and encephalin hormones increased after few treatments of acupuncture which are helpful in alleviate pain.
2. Sedation effect: It has been shown that there is decrease in delta and theta wave activity on the electro-encephalogram during treatment. Therefore, useful in most of the neurological conditions.
3. Homeostatic or regulatory effect: there are numerous balancing mechanisms in the body. In many disease conditions these mechanisms are seriously damaged. Acupuncture has been very helpful in restoring the original state of equilibrium.
4. Immune-enhancing action of acupuncture whereby body resistance to disease is strengthened. This has been shown to be due to increase in the white blood cells, antibodies gamma globulins and other substance, which increase the resistive powers in body.