Istinye University Bahcesehir

Acupuncture Unit

What is Acupuncture?

A physician punctures or delivers laser energy to special foci on the skin in the acupuncture. These foci are determined by the doctor according to the diagnosis; the frequency of pricks with steel, gold or silver needles is again determined by the doctor.

Although acupuncture is usually used to treat pain or lose weight, it is mentioned in the first-line treatment of various diseases by the WHO (The World Health Organization).

Acupuncture is a therapy that aims to regulate homeostasis. When the energy homeostasis impairs, an illness being, but healing is observed when the homeostasis is restored. This procedure activates the self-regeneration capacity of the body.

There are 1000 acupuncture points in a human body.

What are types of acupuncture?

  • Body acupuncture
  • Head acupuncture
  • Hand acupuncture
  • Ear acupuncture
  • Intended Use of Acupuncture 
  • Weight loss: It prevents hypoglycemia episodes.
  • It eliminates constipation
  • It increases secretion of serotonin and endorphin.
  • It decreases the appetite.
  • Tinnitus
  • Hypertension
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Migraine
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Herniated disc
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual cycle)
  • Menopausal syndromes
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis

Who are not good candidates of acupuncture?

  • Pregnant women
  • Conditions that require non-elective surgery
  • Cancer patients

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