Acupuncture London is feared by many people because the thought of being placed with a dozen needles or more can seem painful and excruciating. But the truth is, acupuncture is one ancient practice that can be traced to Asia and has been used for thousands of years. Today, acupuncture is practiced in many parts of the world including the west. The thought of needles around the body can be really intimidating for most people but studies done in China and the US have shown how most people often confuse the feeling of Qi (read as chi) with pain.
First of all, we must understand that acupuncture is done with pins and not needles. Pins are small, thin solid pieces of metals that may look like needles but it is thinner which we can compared to a strand of hair and is very flexible. These pins are also solid and are sterilized to keep them clean and are not painful compared to a needle. The needles that we know of like those used in giving injections are hollow inside so that the drug to be administered can pass through or in other cases blood or other liquids may be extracted from the body.
As for the pain or Qi, pain is a painful sensation whereas Qi gives a tingling sensation and a little pressure but not pain or discomfort. In fact,Qi can be really relaxing and there are parts of the body that can feel heavy or light. Some people feel so relaxed about it that they end up falling asleep. If you are interested in acupuncture but is hesitant, it would give you comfort and assurance to only have it done by someone who has been extensively trained for four years and in some cases even undergo an 18-month internship.
Acupuncture when done by a professional and done in the right way is definitely not painful at all. For numerous centuries, countries such as India and Japan have been promoting this type of service. Most of the people who have been known to have been suffering from back pain or migraines have always benefited from getting acupuncture therapy.
The success rate of people who have received a great change towards the pain they are receiving after getting an acupuncture is something not to be missed. As a matter of fact, the Denver acupuncture research center have reported that acupuncture done by a licensed acupuncturist has shown 70% or greater success rate in alleviating pain by 50% better.
Acupuncture has been used lately for weight loss London. It has yet to be studied as to how weight loss can be achieved by acupuncture but still several people are starting to use it already. Osteopathy London is also one of the latest forms of therapy that is meant to cure chronic pain caused by any injury related to sports so if you are interested in using something else to fight pain apart from acupuncture you may also give osteopathy a try.