After examining the patient, the practitioner decides the treatment then.
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
A combination of more than two types of feelings indicates that the needles have been accurately placed and the energy is properly stimulated. This is also known as P.S.C. phenomenon (Prolonged Sensation along the Channel)
There are some disorders, which do not respond to, or are adversely affected by acupuncture treatment. In such conditions, it is advisable to avoid acupuncture and patients are recommended to seek other appropriate treatment. A summary of these contraindications is given below.
The miscellaneous contraindications are listed below.
The acupuncture is very safe treatment, however it is not suitable for everybody. The exceptions are as listed below: