Acupuncture has been a prevalent practice in China, a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as many Asian countries. For over thousands of years, this method of treatment has been very effective in different types of pains and aches. Many people have been completely relieved from their health complications with prolonged and extensive acupuncture treatment.
The procedure, acupuncture, apparently seems to be painful, but it is not. There are specific stimulating points on our body that needs to be triggered in order to ensure that energy flows throughout the body. The purpose of acupuncture is to insert fine needles in to those strategic points that can heal a particular condition. In case of shingles, the cause is addressed by pinpointing those meridians that have been blocked as a result of some difficulty. Research reveals that acupuncture can actually reduce shingles dramatically and relive pain at the same time. We offer superior acupuncture treatment at our clinic in Singapore.
How Does Acupuncture Shingles Treatment Works?
Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is caused by typical re-activation of the virus that causes chickenpox. It is more of a typical opportunistic infection, which attacks people with compromised immunity and may strike out of the blue. Stress, immune-suppressant drugs, corticosteroids and anti-cancer drugs may trigger shingles. Typical symptoms of shingles include tenderness, stabbing pain and burning sensation on affected skin parts. In some time, red strips of rashes with blisters appear on the skin. The worst affected areas are the head, face, eyes, shoulder, scalp, abdomen, thighs, groin, and along the ribs. Shingles pain is very difficult, indeed.
According to Chinese medicine practices, acupuncture is one of the widely recognized techniques or therapy for healing shingles. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on the combination of deficiency and excess in our body. As a result, it affects elders with lower constitutional energy and younger suffering from typical exhaustion. At our clinic, we aim to strengthen the overall immune system of a patient to prevent the main cause of any outbreak. Depending on shingle lesions appearing on the body, our expert acupuncturists will target a protocol based treatment on exactly where the supposed lesions are intersecting the meridians.
For people who don’t want to take medicines, acupuncture for shingles pain can be an effective and excellent therapy.
According to Chinese medicine, shingles is generally described as a condition that is caused by external invasion of heat and wind. As such, there are certain protocols that may be used for treating the condition whenever it appears.
Shingles pain and discomfort can be gradually relieved with regular acupuncture therapy. Superior acupuncture treatments at our clinic are based on extensive research, and we aim to help each and every patient with their condition.
Acupuncture can benefit the healing process by stimulating the nervous system and causing the release of natural neurochemical messenger molecules in the body. As a result, biochemical changes start influencing the homeostatic mechanism of the body, thereby promoting physical as well as emotional well-being. Most importantly, stimulation of some acupuncture points also affects the brain, which reduces the sensation of stress and pain caused by shingles.
Acupuncture may be helpful for shingles because it also stimulates the nerves located within the muscles and tissues that lead to endorphins releasing from the body. There are various other neuro hormonal factors. It also changes the sensation of pain processed in the spinal cord and brain. Acupuncture also works by reducing inflammation. It promotes the release of immunomodulatory and vascular factors. It enhances the natural killer cell activities in the body too. Overall, acupuncture also increases local micro circulation, which contributes to dispersal of inflammation and swelling.