Dr. Muhsine Zeynep Yavuz
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE
Literal meaning of Acupuncture comes from Latin words acus and puncture (sticking a needle). It emerged about 4000 years ago as a traditional treatment method used by the Chinese. It is aimed to rearrange the impaired energy balance by stimulating the energy points and channels with fine needles that are dipped into the body. In the philosophy of acupuncture, it is believed that the energy balance of the body is disturbed before organs become sick and pathophysiological problems occur. Acupuncture is aimed to restore the body’s ability to heal itself by restoring balance.
One of the most beautiful points of acupuncture treatment method is to evaluate and treat each patient personally and individually. Of course, there are some points that are especially desired to be applied in the treatment of diseases, but it is the holistic problems of the patient that shape the treatment.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORKS?
The effectiveness of acupuncture, which has been continuing for thousands of years and is accepted as a traditional treatment method, has been accepted by today’s modern medicine after scientific researches.
Studies have shown that acupuncture treatment directly affects the central nervous system, namely our brain. An increase in the level of substances such as GABA, endorphin and serotonin, which reduce and relieve pain sensation, was observed with the stimulation of acupuncture points. Its positive effects on the chemical transmission system of the brain have been proven.
Acupuncture shows its effects on the limbic system, pituitary and hypothalamus. The limbic system is closely related to many processes in our body, from learning to emotional state changes, from eating and drinking to addiction. Thus, it gives us an idea about why acupuncture is so effective in addiction treatment, weight loss, depression treatment and concentration.
WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY AND NUMBER OF SESSIONS IN ACUPUNCTURE?
The frequency of sessions in acupuncture varies according to the patient’s problem and the severity of the problem. In some treatments, the patient is applied every day, in some every other day, and in some treatments twice a week. The number of sessions again varies from patient to patient and according to the problem. The session duration is approximately 20-30 minutes.
After the treatment applied to the patient, the patient is asked to rest in a quiet and dim room until the session is over.
WHAT ACUPUNCTURE IS FOR, WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a solution of many problems in our body that we sometimes do not even notice by regulating the energy balance. Patients generally understand the difference better when these problems disappear after acupuncture treatment.
We can list the benefits of acupuncture as follows;
- Reduces the severity and frequency of pain
- Helps the intestines to work
- Makes it easier to fall asleep and improves quality of sleep
- Decreases edema
- Provides psychological and mental relaxation
- Reduces anxiety and fear
- Helps to calm down
- Strengthens the immune system
- Provides more energetic and fit, reduces sleep-drowsiness.
DISEASES THAT CAN BE TRATED BY ACUPUNCTURE.
With acupuncture, many diseases can be treated in our modern life. The World Health Organization, which is an important health institution in the world, has identified 40 diseases that can be treated with acupuncture and supports their treatment with acupuncture. acupuncture treatment also increased awareness of the disease, as used in Turkey are as follows;
- Headache and migraine
- Support in vitro fertilization treatments
- Insomnia (insomnia)
- Prementrual syndrome
- Menstrual cramps
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Muscle aches (back, neck, arm and leg pains)
- Smoking-alcohol addiction
In addition to these, although there is no disease, acupuncture is often used in the treatment of obesity, which are the underlying causes of many diseases.
SLIMMING WITH ACUPUNCTURE
One of the places where acupuncture is used the most is eating disorder or food addiction treatment. As the effect of acupuncture on slimming is proven and the number of people who lose weight with the help of acupuncture increases, the number of people who apply to our clinic to lose weight with acupuncture also increases.
With popular culture, people’s desire to have a certain body size also increases. However, it is necessary to lose weight in order to think about what problems the excess weight can cause in our body rather than the appearance and to choose a healthy life before encountering these problems. People use many assistive methods in order to lose weight. Acupuncture is one of the most ideal methods that can be used to lose weight, as the aim is to be healthy as well as being slim.
Feeling of hunger decreases with acupuncture
With acupuncture, appetite is controlled and the desire to overeat decreases. The effect of acupuncture occurs by increasing the hormone leptin, which reduces appetite, and decreases the hormone ghrelin, which increases appetite. In this way, you can lose weight more easily without hunger and night eating crises, without increasing cravings for junk and sugary foods.
In addition, with the decrease of ghrelin hormone and the increase of leptin hormone we mentioned, what we eat turns into less fat and our metabolism accelerates.
Acupuncture regulates your digestive system
One of the areas we pay attention to in acupuncture weight loss treatment is the digestive system. We want the intestines to work regularly during the diet, and to avoid burning and rancidity problems in the stomach during hunger. In this, by applying special treatment to the digestive system of the person, it is ensured that this period is spent in the most comfortable way. At the same time, it is important for acupuncture to perform the functions of the liver, which plays a key role in cleansing the toxins released from fat and breaking down fat during slimming. For this reason, treatment for the liver is also applied. In addition, it is not possible to talk about a good detoxification without a well-functioning bowel structure. This reminds us once again how important the intestines and digestive system are in the treatment of weight loss with acupuncture.
Acupuncture reduces fatigue
In order to lose weight, the calories taken should be less than the calories spent. Many diets complain of fatigue and fatigue. However, acupuncture helps to be more energetic and energetic by regulating the energy balance.
Acupuncture takes your stereotype and relaxes you psychologically.
Again, especially in patients with food addiction, when they are unable to eat, the vaccine is in a state of stress and nervousness. In this case, the level of steroid hormones that increase fat storage in our body increases. However, thanks to the increase in hormones that give happiness and comfort with acupuncture, stress is avoided and calmed down. In addition, night sleep is also important in fat burning. Thanks to acupuncture, you can have a regular and comfortable sleep and burn fat while sleeping at night.
IS ACUPUNCTUTR IN TREATMENT OF MIGREN AND HEADACHE
Another disease in which acupuncture is used as a migraine and headache treatment. Migraine is a disease that does not know the exact cause and occurs in the form of attacks in certain parts of the head depending on the type. Factors such as light and stress can trigger migraines. The pain can last for hours or even days.
Pain relievers that occur after migraine treatment with acupuncture reduce the severity and frequency of pain. In most of the patients, a decrease in the intensity and frequency of pain is observed from the first session. In addition, conditions such as nausea and sensitivity to light, which are frequently encountered during migraine attacks, decrease after migraine treatment with acupuncture.
Acupuncture in smoking addiction
There are hundreds of toxic and carcinogenic substances in cigarettes that negatively affect human health. Smoking is the main cause of many diseases and types of cancer. Many smokers try to quit smoking, however, due to the psychological and physical dependence, it becomes difficult to break the bond with smoking. In addition, individuals who quit smoking are always likely to start smoking again. While the smoking cessation process continues more easily and comfortably with many auxiliary methods used in smoking cessation, the possibility of starting smoking again decreases.
Is it possible to quit smoking with the help of acupuncture?
There are hundreds of toxic and carcinogenic substances in cigarettes that negatively affect human health. Smoking is the main cause of many diseases and types of cancer. Many people who smoke want to quit smoking. However, due to the psychological and physical dependence caused by smoking, it becomes difficult to break the bond with smoking. In addition, individuals who quit smoking are always likely to start smoking again. However, while the smoking cessation process continues more easily and comfortably with many auxiliary methods used in smoking cessation, the possibility of starting smoking again decreases.
SMOKING WITH ACUPUNCTURE
In acupuncture smoking addiction treatment, it is very important to be sure of the desire to quit smoking and to be determined in treatment. The main factor in treatment is stability. Unfortunately, the possibility of success for those who come at the insistence of their family relatives and who have not made their decision about quitting smoking or who say ‘let’s try this’ is unfortunately very low. However, for people who are determined to quit smoking, acupuncture reduces the negative effects of psychological and physical addiction. It reduces the desire to smoke and provides psychological and physical relaxation.
In addition, two addiction treatments are not administered at the same time. Especially, there are many people who want to have acupuncture weight loss and acupuncture smoking cessation treatments together. Since many overweight people have food addiction, weight loss treatment is also a kind of addiction treatment. In such cases, whichever (food addiction or smoking addiction) bothers you more, it will be the best choice to start with it.
Is it possible to quit smoking with acupuncture?
Thanks to the neurophysiological effects of acupuncture, the secretion of calming and happy hormones and substances increases. In this way, it becomes easier to cope with the stress and restlessness in the first days of quitting smoking.
HOW MANY SESSIONS REQUIRED TO QUIT SMOKING WITH ACUPUNCTURE?
Those who want to quit smoking with acupuncture are given daily sessions, especially for the first 3 days. Then, depending on the need, sessions are continued for an average of 2 weeks by applying every other day or 2 sessions a week. In other words, the average number of sessions in quitting smoking with acupuncture is 6-8 sessions.
Physical dependence decreases primarily in smoking cessation treatment. However, psychological addiction continues for a longer period of time. For this reason, it is recommended to come to the sessions intermittently and as long as needed after the first 2-week process, and not to smoke at all until completely free of addiction.
IS ACUPUNCTURE HELPFULL IN DEPRESSION CONDITION?
Depression is one of the most common diseases in the modern world and the numbers are increasing. As a result of the researches, it has been determined that the transmitters called serotonin and noradrenaline at the nerve end are decreased in many patients with depression. Here, it is necessary to pay attention to the serotonin substance. Because serotonin is a substance associated with happiness in the brain. Many of the antidepressant drugs we use in modern medicine are aimed at increasing the serotonin substance.
Thanks to the neurophysiological effects of acupuncture, it regulates depressive mood by increasing serotonin and endorphins. In other words, the increase in serotonin that is tried to be done with drugs is done with acupuncture treatment. However, the most important point to be considered here is the cause of the patient’s depressive mood. Questioning the patient well and applying acupuncture for the cause increases the chances of treating depression with acupuncture.
Is it possible to treat depression with acupuncture?
Thanks to the neurophysiological effects of acupuncture, it regulates depressive mood by increasing serotonin and endorphins. In other words, the increase in serotonin, which is tried to be done with drugs, is done with acupuncture treatment. However, the most important point to be considered here is the cause of the depressive mood of the patient. Questioning the patient well and applying acupuncture for the cause increases the chance of depression treatment with acupuncture.
How many sessions is depression treatment with acupuncture?
The number and frequency of sessions in the treatment of depression with acupuncture vary from patient to patient and according to the underlying cause. Depending on the severity of the disease, the patient is given a session every other day or twice a week. As the patient feels better, the frequency of sessions can be stretched to once a week or up to once every ten days. Sessions are continued at this frequency for at least 6 months. At the end of 6 months, once in 15 days, once in a month, once in 2 months, once in 3 months, acupuncture treatment is started again when necessary.
Acupuncture in IVF treatment
The number of parents who want to have a child with IVF treatment is increasing day by day all over the world. Since the IVF treatment process is a heavy process mentally, physically and financially, auxiliary methods are used that increase the probability of successful results in every attempt.
Perhaps the most important of the methods that increase the success rate in IVF treatment is to have acupuncture in IVF treatment.
For infertile couples, acupuncture can be performed for both men and women.
What is the effect of acupuncture on male infertility?
The most important cause of infertility in men, that is, the inability to have children, is low sperm count. According to studies, after acupuncture for men, the probability of an increase in sperm count and motility is very high. A more successful egg fertilization can be achieved by increasing the number and quality of sperm, thanks to acupuncture to be performed before in vitro fertilization for men with low sperm count.
How many sessions of acupuncture are required in Male Infertility?
In male infertility, 8-10 sessions of acupuncture are recommended, 2 times a week.
Acupuncture in Female Infertility (acupuncture in IVF treatment)
Undoubtedly, the most important benefit of acupuncture in IVF treatment is that it makes the expectant mother more comfortable and stress-free. The psychological well-being of the woman during the treatment increases the success rate. In addition, with acupuncture in IVF treatment, the blood flow to the uterus increases, and the area where the embryo, which we call the endometrium, will settle becomes suitable for burial. Thus, the female body becomes ready for the embryo to be transferred.
How many sessions does acupuncture take in IVF treatment?
Acupuncture is started 1 month before IVF treatment. Sessions are 8-10 sessions in total, 2 times a week.
Acupuncture in the treatment of low back and neck pain
Acupuncture is one of the most frequently used treatment methods in the treatment of low back and neck pain. Thanks to acupuncture, local relief is provided by increasing regional blood flow. Pain relievers provide relief and reduction in pain throughout the body. In addition, thanks to the inhibitory substances secreted from the brain, it helps relaxation in the muscles.
In the treatment of low back and neck pain, first of all, daily or every other day treatment is learned according to the severity of the pain. After the relief is achieved, the sessions are continued twice a week, then once a week.
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Acupuncture in the treatment of menstrual pain
Menstrual pains begin slightly, about 1-2 days before the onset of menstruation. Its severity increases at the beginning of menstruation and usually disappears within 48 hours. Menstrual pain, which we call primary dysmenorrhea, begins within the first 1-2 years after menstruation begins. With the hormonal changes that occur during menstruation, substances called prostaglandins are secreted. These substances help the uterus to contract and remove the thickened endometrium layer. However, sometimes due to excessive secretion of prostaglandins, sometimes due to women’s perception of uterine contractions as pain, severe pain is felt in the beginning of menstruation.
What we call secondary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that occurs years after the onset of menstruation. In this case, the underlying cause should be investigated. The most common causes of secondary dysmenorrhea are ovarian cysts, infections, intrauterine problems and tumors.
How does acupuncture work in the treatment of menstrual cramps?
In the treatment of menstrual pains, the changes and side effects caused by hormonal changes in the body are minimized with acupuncture. In addition, painkillers secreted by acupuncture also provide relief from pain and relaxation.
How many sessions of acupuncture should be done in the treatment of menstrual pains
In the treatment of menstrual pain, acupuncture takes 8-10 sessions on average.
current prices for acupuncture
T.R. Official hospitals and clinics approved by the Ministry of Health are prohibited from stating figures related to acupuncture prices on their websites and penal sanctions are applied to official institutions and organizations that do not comply with this rule. In addition, in order for Specialist Doctor Muhsine Zeynep Yavuz to give clear information about acupuncture treatment and prices, she should first examine the patient and analyze her current health status, and then decide on acupuncture sessions after listening to her complaints and expectations.
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