Effects of Acupuncture

The basic effects of Acupuncture are as follows:

  1. Homeostatic effect: Acupuncture on certain points of the body maintains the balance of the body in respect of pulse, breath, perspiration, urination, hormone secretion, sleep, contents of blood etc.
  2. Immune enhancing effect: Acupuncture on certain points of the body improves the immunity.
  3. Tranquilizer effect: Acupuncture on certain points of the body brings tranquility and sedation. (Calming effect)
  4. Analgesic effect: Acupuncture on certain points of the body has pain-relieving effect.
  5. Psychological effect: Acupuncture on certain points of the body has psychological effect that helps marinating state of the body and soul.

Apart from this, the other effects of Acupuncture are

  • Anti Pyretic effect: reduces the body temperature.
  • Anti Allergic effect: removes allergy.
  • Labor promoting: reduces pain in pregnancy and during childbirth.
  • Mal position of fetus: corrects the position of fetus during pregnancy.
  • Motor recovery: recovery of movements (after paralysis)

These effects help the patients to get relief and raise their comfort levels.


Subjective effects of Acupuncture

When a needle is inserted at the acupuncture point, it leads to various types of subjective effects. The patient feels these effects. However, they are the pathological changes incidental to acupuncture and the changes themselves constitute the very basis of acupuncture


  1. Pain: Whenever a needle is inserted in the body, pain like insect-bite is the first sensation experienced by the patient.
  2. Numbness: When the needle is inserted at the specific points, the patient experiences the feeling of numbness along the meridian line.
  3. Soreness: The patients may experience the feeling of soreness on needling on certain points.
  4. Heaviness: The patients may experience the feeling of heaviness on needling on certain points. The feeling of heaviness is normally found on the extremities.
  5. Distention: The patients feel something moving from the place of needling along and up to the end of meridian.

 

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