What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture treatment is a treatment method that is applied to certain parts of the body and muscles by inserting special needles of very fine structure that are completely specific to the person and disease of the person. This treatment method was discovered by Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been developed by Western Medicine today and has reached the form of 'Western Medical Acupuncture'. Western Medical Acupuncture is a cure specific to diseases and patients, which is concentrated on the 'Dry Needling' treatment targeting the affected muscles as well as the acupuncture points determined by the traditional Chinese medicine, and, during which electro acupuncture device is also commonly used besides needling by hands. Acupuncture procedures, applied by Evren Kul Panza, MD who is a Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation Specialist at our hospital, are based on Western acupuncture, which is widely used especially in England, Europe, America, and even the Far East.
Dry Needle Therapy with Acupuncture
The 'dry needle treatment', which is included in acupuncture treatment, is applied to deeper areas and targeted muscles by the same type of acupuncture needles and it is aimed to relax the chronic muscle contractions. The needles used in acupuncture are very fine, about 0.3 mm thickness, and do not cause significant pain. The type, fineness and length of the needles may vary depending on the application area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture:
- Who could have acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture therapy is used for a variety of complaints.
1. Diseases associated with pain
• All musculoskeletal system diseases
• Herniated disc and cervical disc hernia
• Pain in the shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, hands and feet joints
• Chronic ankle pain, tendon injuries
• Achilles tendinitis
• Muscle and tendon disorders of the elbow, called tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
3. Anxiety, anxiety disorders
4. Sleep disorders
5. Fibromyalgia syndrome - Soft tissue rheumatism
6. Headache, migraine
7. Constipation, abdominal pain
8. Infertility treatment, sexual anorexia
9. Weight loss support, appetite control
10. Smoking and other addiction treatments
Are there any side effects of the treatment?
It doesn’t have any side effects. It is safely applied for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children over the age of 15.
How many sessions are enough?
Although the number of acupuncture sessions may vary depending on each patient’s complaints, it should be applied at least for 2 sessions and then it should be continued after checking the patient’s response. In chronic cases, it can be increased to 6-8 sessions or 10 sessions.
When can I get results? How are the results?
We see improvements in the complaints of our patients with the first session. This effect becomes greater in the following sessions. According to the records and recovery rates, 85% of the patients showed great improvement and the rest showed moderate improvement. Most of our patients discontinue using their pain relievers and some antidepressant treatments because they do not need them anymore. The quality of life increases significantly.
Appointment for Acupuncture Treatment
You can contact us for making an appointment with our Acupuncture center.