Acupuncture and moxibustion are traditional Chinese therapies that the ancient Chinese often used to prevent diseases and give emergency treatments. Besides al kinds of pain, they can also be used to treat internal, surgical, gynecological and pediatric diseases and all kinds of diseases occurring in the skin, mouth, eyes, ears, nose and throat. Requiring simple tools, acupuncture and moxibustion are easy to do and can be done anytime and anywhere. They can especially increase the rescue rate among emergency patients.
Patients have different sensations. They may feel sore, numb, warm or swelling, but many say they feel relaxed when the needle is inserted beneath their skin. Many doctors commonly use six to eight needles during treatment at most of times but they may use ten or more needles if two or more symptoms need acupuncture treatment at the same time. For instance, if a patient has both back pain and a headache, the acupuncturist treats him/her for both symptoms at the same time. Some acupuncturists insert as many as 30 or more needles at the same time.