Acupuncture is a type of treatment that engages inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at exact points in the body, at various depths. An acupuncturist will put in needles into a person’s body to balance their energy. It claims, can help out boost well-being and can heal some diseases.

How does it work?

Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of harmonious stability of the complementary ends of “yin” and “yang” of the vital force known as “qi”, which pronounced “chi”. It explains that the disease is the consequence of the inequity of forces.

What happens throughout an acupuncture treatment?

First, the acupuncturist will inquire about patient health history. Then, he or she will study the shape, colour and coating of the tongue, feel the patient’s pulse and probably perform a few additional physical exams according to patient individual health needs. With the help of unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist can suggest an appropriate treatment plan to treat the patient’s particular condition. For the start of acupuncture treatment, a patient lies comfortably on a treatment table, while precise acupuncture points are stimulating in a variety of areas of the patient’s body. Majority of people feel nausea or minimal discomfort because the fine needles place gently. Throughout and after treatments, people report that they experience very calm.

During the process

  • Insertion of the needle. The acupuncture needles are inserting at a variety of depths at strategic points in the patient’s body. The needles are extremely thin, so the insertion usually causes little uneasiness. People regularly do not feel inserted at all. Between five and 20 needles are used in a standard treatment. The patient may feel a slight sensation of pain when the needle reaches the exact depth.
  • Handling of the needle. Patient’s doctor can softly move or rotate the needles after placement or apply heat or gentle electrical pulses to the needles.
  • Removal of the needle. In the majority of cases, the needles stay in place for 10 to 20 minutes while the patient is lying down and relaxes.

Acupuncture has proven its effectiveness.

These include:

  • high and low blood pressure
  • Nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy
  • Some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
  • painful periods
  • dysentery
  • allergic rhinitis
  • facial pain
  • morning sickness
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • sprains
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • Dental anxiety
  • reduce the risk of stroke
  • induction of labour


Acupuncture can be beneficial in that:

  • Done correctly, it is safe.
  • There are very few side effects.
  • You can control some types of pain.
  • It can help patients for whom analgesics are not suitable

The Risks

All therapies have risks and benefits.

The possible risks of acupuncture are:

  • It is dangerous if a patient has a bleeding disorder or takes anticoagulants.
  • Bleeding, bruising and pain may occur at the insertion sites.
  • Unsterilized needles can infect the patient.
  • When inserted deep into the chest or upper back, there is a risk of lung collapse, but this is very rare.

Acupuncture is the best therapy to deal with various problems. In many cities different acupuncture specialist are available, but best acupuncturists in Ghaziabad are available with all types of treatments.