Acupuncture: An introduction

Acupuncture with Needle

Acupuncture one of the oldest form of therapy in the world was originated in china over 3000 years ago is one of the major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This unique treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into Acupuncture points, which are entryways into the body’s energetic channels (meridians). It is through these special points that the body’s vital energy Qi can be manipulated, stimulated, or sedated to potentially restore balance on an emotional, spiritual, and physical level. Health is achieved by maintaining the body in a balanced state and that disease is as a result of an internal imbalance.

Acupuncture harmonizes and balances Qi, which is the vital energy or life force that runs through your body. Qi travels through pathways or channels in your body. When Qi is blocked and causes a lack of smooth flow or balance, symptoms of pain or disease may result. Acupuncture works to release this energy and restore the balance and flow of Qi within your body.
Also reduces pain by unblocking the Qi and restoring balance to the body.  It also helps patients who suffer with painful conditions such as: arthritis, migraine headaches, allergies, back pain, premenstrual syndrome, addictions, depression, sleep disorders and many other maladies. It is also a useful method to maintain health and vitality.

Benefits of Acupuncture

  • It’s safe and effective.
  • No side effects.
  • No down-time for the recovery (unlike with the surgery).
  • Affordable.
  • Much quicker recovery than with the use of Western Medicine.
  • No chemical drugs used and can be used on patients who do not respond to pain medications.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.