A method of treatment called pharmacopuncture has appeared in modern medicine recently. Most often it is used in the treatment of diseases of the back and spine, although it is effective for the treatment of other organs and systems of the human body.
What is the procedure
The term “pharmacopuncture” is derived from two words: Greek – “medicine” and Latin – “stab”. From this we can conclude that medicine is injected into the human body with a needle. But the difference between this procedure and conventional injections is that drugs are administered pointwise, affecting only biologically active points that are responsible for a particular organ. According to the principle of administration, pharmacopuncture is similar to acupuncture.
The method of influencing biologically active points with a needle has been known for a long time. So, a needle inserted into a certain point of the body affects the nerve endings, activating the organ for which it is responsible. This effect is provided by the procedure of acupuncture, one of the most effective methods of reflexology.
Pharmacopuncture is a more advanced method of pricking, in which, in addition to activating the work of the organ, its treatment with medications is also added. The drug consumption during pharmacopuncture is much less than with intravenous administration of the active substance. This means that the negative impact of medicines on the body is reduced by several times, allowing you to avoid side effects. This method of treatment is very effective and affordable, it allows to reduce the recovery time, but patients are still unreasonably afraid to use it.
What drugs are used
The method of pharmacopuncture involves, as a rule, the use of homeopathic medicines. The exact impact on the “projection” of the diseased organ (biologically active point) and the safety of the procedure is superior in effectiveness to intramuscular injections, even with the use of the most powerful medications. Homeopathic remedies gently but effectively cope with the disease, have no side effects and do not overload the body with medicines. These properties of pharmacopuncture make it possible to combine, if necessary, different methods of treatment. And most importantly, the procedure is almost painless.
Advantages of the technique
Based on the foregoing, we summarize the most significant advantages of pharmacopuncture:
- quickly eliminates pain symptoms;
- purposefully affects the focus of pain, without affecting any other organs and systems.
- does not lead to side effects, eliminates allergies, because medicines do not enter the digestive tract;
- has no contraindications;
- combination with other methods of treatment is possible;
- has a tangible effect in the shortest possible time;
- does not require any preliminary preparatory procedures.
Indications for the use of the technique
Despite the safety of the pharmacopuncture procedure, the patient himself cannot decide on its expediency. Only a doctor can prescribe treatment. The technique allows treating patients of different ages and with different general health conditions. Pharmacopuncture is most effective for the following ailments:
- diseases of the central nervous system;
- pathologies and diseases of the skeletal system;
- frequent headaches, migraines, malaise;
- female diseases of the genitourinary system;
- disorders of the heart and blood vessels;
- back diseases;
- propensity to allergies;
- lung problems;
- disruptions in the metabolism;
- male diseases of the genitourinary system;
- arterial pressure;
- disorders of the stomach, gallbladder and liver;
- post-traumatic and postoperative period.
Cosmetic indications for the technique:
- removal of scars, scars and other skin defects;
- smoothing wrinkles;
- fight against the manifestations of cellulite;
- elimination of excess weight and its primary causes;
- acne and acne treatment.
As you can see, pharmacopuncture is not only a method of treating diseases, but also a way to preserve and prolong beauty.
Contraindications for the procedure
Pharmacopuncture has practically no contraindications, but serious health problems of the patient must be taken into account. If they are, then the procedure is contraindicated. This may include:
- malignant and benign neoplasms;
- chronic kidney disease.
There are also temporary contraindications, after which pharmacopuncture can be prescribed. These include:
- phase of exacerbation in mental disorders;
- exacerbation of skin and infectious diseases;
- state of alcoholic intoxication;
- increased body temperature;
- period of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
When the doctor makes sure that there are no of the above contraindications, the procedure can begin.
How is the treatment carried out using the pharmacopuncture method?
The whole procedure takes no more than 15 minutes. Pain in this case is minimal, due to the shallow penetration of the needle, and does not cause discomfort. The exception is when it is necessary to insert the needle deeper. For these purposes, painkillers are used. For a complete recovery, it will be enough to visit from two to fifteen sessions. It all depends on the type of disease and its severity. If after 5 sessions the patient’s condition does not improve, then the specialists prescribe the introduction of another drug or reconsider the advisability of further treatment. Sessions are held no more than three times a week, the impact is on 5-6 biologically active points responsible for the diseased organ. The procedure is performed by a reflexologist.
Recently, for the implementation of punctures, they began to use special disposable syringes without needles. This completely eliminates pain and allows you not to worry about the non-sterility of the instrument. Each syringe is individual and disposed of after the procedure. In such syringes, the doctor can fully control the required volume of the drug, and the patient does not have to worry about contracting some additional disease due to the non-sterility of the instrument. In addition, such a syringe does not leave any marks at the puncture site.
Pharmacopuncture involves treatment with both homeopathic and traditional medicines. Mainly used:
- saline or water;
- drugs that relieve painful spasms;
- saline solutions;
- anti-inflammatory drugs;
- muscle relaxants;
- anesthetics – to relieve pain;
- the patient’s own purified blood (autologous blood).
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