Traditional Chinese medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe and in terms of two opposing forces namely yin and yang. These forces manifest themselves in the form of five energies namely: WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL, WATER.Energies flow in the body along specific pathways called meridians. When these forces are in a balance, the body is healthy. This perpetual and healthy flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces in a balance. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked or imbalanced, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function or illness.
First visit at Acushastra centre involves detailed history taking, observation of every minute detail of the patient like scars, skin discoloration, voice tonality, gait, emotional response, skin and hair texture. Tongue diagnosis, Acugraph help to come to the accurate conclusions. All of the above gives information about energy flow throughout the body. This information gives us an insight into the energy constitution and imbalances of the patient. According to the gathered information the protocol of treatment is decided.
After the correct diagnosis follows, the treatment stage. An ideal treatment plan is the one that constitutes minimal needles with maximum cure. Here, sterilised needles are inserted on various acupuncture points. Many a times, along-with needles Moxibustion or electrical stimulation is given. Needles are to be retained by the patient for 20 minutes. All of this helps in achieving balanced energies thereby curing the ailment.
Ear Acupuncture is known as Auricular therapy. It is a therapeutic intervention in which stimulation of the external ear is used to alleviate health conditions in other parts of the body. In auricular acupuncture the insertion of needle is performed on the ear which contains a myriad of important and potentially therapeutic acupuncture points. An auricular acupuncturist is familiar with roughly 200 acupuncture points that exist in the outer ear. It should be noted that acupuncture needles are never inserted into the auditory canal. Acupuncturist work space is the auricle or fleshy cartilage of the outer ear, the Acupuncture points found in the outer ear corresponds to other locations in the body. By stimulating these points the needle sends electrical impulse messages to the brain which stimulate the affected areas of the body. Therefore, auricular acupuncture can relieve pain in joints, muscle, stimulate the organs and brain and achieve a number of other therapeutic effect for the patient. The outer ear is thought to be a particularly rich source of these points. In more westernized style of auricular acupuncture electro acupunctoscope, an electrical tool is used by acupuncturist to both, locate and stimulate points on the outer ear. The acupunctoscope replaces the use of inserted needles with electric Impulse and is thought to be equally effective.
Although everyone is aware of its effective method of treating ailments, they are not too familiar with the power of ear as diagnostic tool for the detection of existing illness, be it musculoskeletal, organ related or even emotional in nature.
Auricular acupuncture is thought to be effective in treating mental / emotional disturbance including anxiety, depression, insomnia also used for arthritis, back pain, migraine, tendonitis, sciatica pain, digestive issues, respiratory problems, obesity, addictions, infertility etc.
The fascinating feature of auricular medicine, a direct product of the reflexive nature of the ear as a micro system provides valuable medical insight into the health of the whole person. Thus, not only are diagnosis and treatment accomplished through ear acupuncture but also numerous health diseases can be prevented through the discernment of the pathology appearing on the surface of the auricle when it is correctly detected and correspondingly treated.
Ozone therapy is the use of medical-grade ozone gas to create a curative response in the body. The properties of ozone stimulate the body to heal itself, naturally. Ozone therapy consists of the introduction of ozone into the body via various methods. At Acushastra we administer ozone through ear insufflation, rectal insufflation and ozone injections at Acupuncture points. Ozone has many health benefits such as, decreases inflammation, modulates the immune system, boosts oxygen utilization and cellular energy production, kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi, fights infections, slows aging process, boosts metabolism, detoxifies. In Ear Insufflation, a modified stethoscope is used to introduce ozone gas into the ear canal. The gas will enter the canal and pass through the eardrum, which is semi-permeable, and reach the eyes and brain, hence useful for all kinds of eye, ear, head and brain disorders. Rectal Insufflation is extremely effective and has a beneficial therapeutic affect throughout the entire body, not just locally. It increases blood oxygenation, energy, and the ability of organ systems to function at higher levels. In Ozone acupuncture, ozone injections are given on acupuncture points. With this method, minimum ozone is injected in order to get maximum results. None of the above procedure is a long one. These sessions are given administered 2-3 times a week. Ozone has very good results for arthritis, back pain, diabetes, Alzheimer, cosmetic purpose, ulcers, rejuvenation and many more.
Sujok Acupuncture is originated by a Korean Prof Dr. Park Jae Woo. ‘Su’ meaning hand and ‘Jok’ meaning Foot. Hands and feet by anatomical structure manifest the most likeness to the human body. This similarity makes it possible to realise that the entire body part and internal organs also can be represented in hands and foot. Points on hand and foot act as remote control and cure disorders any and everywhere in the body. Sujok Acupuncture is a vast science in which we may begin by just treating correspondence level with the help of colours, seeds, magnet and needles to chakra and meridian energy balancing using the concept of 5 elements namely wood, fire, earth, metal and water or through six energies like wind, heat, hotness, humidity, dryness and coldness. The most advanced level in Sujok is Triorigin which includes balancing of 4 energies namely Neuto, Hetro, Homo and Neutro. There are various modes through which treatment can be given like for beginners’ seeds, colour therapy and magnets a gives a good result and advance level treatment is given by puncturing tiny needles on palms and feet.