Many have heard about this term but hardly know what it actually means. Human body has many acupuncture points and in those fine needles, slightly thicker than human hair is inserted in those acupuncture points. When practiced by an expert, this practice is known to have cured many diseases.
Generally in this process, 15 needles can be used but depending on the patient, sometimes even a single needle can be enough to show its positive effect on patients. Here are few methods that work with acupuncture in curing illnesses.
Use of needle:
Base of acupuncture itself is designed on inserting needles to stimulate energy into the body. Initially Chinese people used sharp pieces of bones, arrowheads etc by making the process extremely painful. This was later substituted by needles made from bamboo and bones but was still thick enough to be painful. With the passing time, needles were improved to give patients relief from pain and ultimately evolved what is used today the fine needle. Acupressure is also used to a great extent where patients might not want something to be pierced into their body. Well trained and experienced professionals of acupuncture in Dulwich can use various methods to cure patients.
Use of herb:
To stimulate the acupuncture points professionals in Crystal Palace use an herb called Moxa. The use of this herb can be done in two ways either by applying directly on the skin or indirectly through needle. In indirect moxibuxtion, garlic is placed over the acupuncture point and then ignites the moxa placed on it.
In this method, a plastic cup is positioned on the chest or a thigh, after a burning paper has been inserted into it. This creates vacuum and the cup sticks to the skin, later it starts sliding with faint red marks. This process increases the blood flow in the area very effective for bronchitis and fibrositis.
Acupuncture method is available in areas like Dulwich and Crystal Palace.