What is acupuncture in a medical context?
Acupuncture and auricular therapy are methods intended to promote body healing and restore natural body functions and relieve or reduce the source of pain.
The world Health Organization recognizes its use in the treatment of a wide range of medical issues and or pain problems.
Under normal circumstances a healthy person has an electromagnetic field (EMF) or “aura” of the ear which extends laterally to a maximum distance of 1 cm from the external surface of the ear. If extending more than 1 cm it is indicative of energetic stress.
Since we know that the entire body and organs are represented in the ear any energetic disturbance of any part of the body could be projected as a stressed EMF of the ear. The world of this micro system was made possible by the discovery of the Vascular Autonomic Signal proposed by Dr Nogier.
How it is done ?
The VAS is a transient change of the radial pulse qualities which, when positive, means a stronger and fuller pulsation corresponding to an energetic imbalance.
The introduction of specific filters corresponding to color frequencies or substances or organ’s tissues will allow then to determine if the patient moved out, indicating stress, or if he is not affected by stress.
What about needles?
The insertion of special very fine needles can be made at specific points into the ear or the body. Those needles are sterile and may be stimulated by low electrical impulses. Those neddles do not have a cutting edge and most people feel no pain or a minimal discomfort when needles are placed.
How a needle can help?
Scientific studies have been made showing the points of insertion of a needle stimulate the nervous system and release natural chemicals at different organs tissues levels. This modifies the reaction of the body towards pain and influences the healing process and regulates the triggered bodily functions. The body then becomes more capable of using its natural capabilities to promote physical and emotional well-being. Also acupuncture was found to stimulate the immune system.
What are the side effects?
Usually the patient will not have side effects. Occasionally the initial symptoms may worsen for few hours or up to a day or two. Deep relaxation or an occasional euphoric sensation may follow but should not be of any concern. Overall it shows that your body is starting to react to the intervention.
How many treatments are necessary?
It varies with each individual and the severity of the condition treated. Acute problems can be resolved in one session, but more complicated or chronic cases may require some follow-up sessions.
A session is usually between 25 mins to an hour. Resuls are normally attained within hours to a few days. While a positive attitude can enhance the effects of any kind of traditional or alternative therapies, a negative or sceptical attitude will not block the results of acupuncture or auricular therapy. The treatment influences your energetic threshold.