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Acupuncture (Traditional Pain Relief Treatment)

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It Is Suitable For

· Those seeking pain management treatment in Phuket, Thailand.
· Those with pain management issues or chronic pain.
· Those with allergies, migraines, insomnia, asthma, inflammation, or sinusitis.
· Those who wish to improve their post-stroke paralysis.
· Those who wish to improve their migraine, sinusitis, or inflammation in the body.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been a traditional pain relief treatment that became popular again in these modern times. The benefit of acupuncture is to regulate the flow of Qi and blood in the meridian. Each unique acupuncture point embodies a particular Qi that can resonate with disharmony and elicit a return to good health.

How It Works

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the needles can influence the flow of energy in the meridians that form a network over and inside the body. These meridians work to regulate and support bodily functions. The procedure works by inserting the needle into the skin to a depth of 4 to 25 mm and left in place for a prescribed period (from a few seconds to several mins). Generally, 6 to 12 needles (and sometimes more) are inserted at several acupoints.

Advantages and Limitations of Acupuncture

<Advantages>
· Helps manage pain
· Reduces inflammation
· Relieves discomfort
· Manages various types of pain (back, dental, labor, chemotherapy-induced, head, neck, menstrual)
· Helps improve osteoarthritis
· Improves energy/relaxation
· Improves blood circulation

<Limitations>
· Risk of soreness and minor bruising, fatigue, muscle twitching, and light-headedness (temporary)
· Not suitable for those with a bleeding disorder, have a pacemaker or are pregnant

Acupuncture Post Care

· Make sure the activities you engage are light and relaxing
· Only light exercise is allowed for a few days after the procedure
· Use heat to help with the healing process
· Avoid alcohol and coffee for at least 2 days after the procedure
· Maintain healthy diet and stay hydrated

Contraindications for Acupuncture

· The use of points LI 4; SP 6; UB 60, 67 and sacral foraminal points B 31, 32, 33, 34 during pregnancy
· Patients with uncontrolled movements
· Oedematous limb at risk of lymphoedema
· Spinal instability
· Scars, keloids, recent incisional wounds, or skin with sensory deficit
· Intracapusular points in the case where the patient is on anticoagulant therapy or is a haemophiliac

FAQ

Q1: Is acupuncture painful?
A1: Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most people report feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted. The needle is inserted at a point, which produces a sensation of pressure or ache.

Q2: Do western medical doctors approve of acupuncture?
A2: Yes. There are approximately 6,500 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. In addition, the World Health Organization currently recognizes more than 40 medical problems which can be helped by acupuncture treatment. The FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices.

Q3: How do I prepare myself before an acupuncture session?
A3: The best way to prepare is to eat a snack or a light meal before treatment so the you body has sufficient energy to work with. If possible it is best to wear loose clothing so that your arms and legs are accessible for treatment. After treatment we recommend you drink a glass of water to help stabilize your energy.

Q4: Can I receive acupuncture when I am pregnant?
A4: Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy and can help relieve many pregnancy and postpartum conditions. Because there are some acupuncture points that are contraindicated during pregnancy it is important to inform the practitioner if you are pregnant. Acupuncture is recommended during your first trimester to help assist embryo development, prevent miscarriage, and address any other symptoms that may arise.

Clinic Information

[Clinic Name] Lyfe Medical Wellness
[Location] Phuket, Thailand
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] Walking distance to restaurants and spas, and within 10 mins driving distance to various beaches and viewpoints.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday to Friday (8:30AM - 5:30PM)

Operation Time 60 mins
Recovery Time None
Number of Postoperative Visit Not required
Hospitalization Not required
Cancellation Policy No charge for cancellations made at least 48 hrs prior appointment date*
Location LYFE Medical Wellness, 58/147 Moo 6 T, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83130, Thailand

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