ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a treatment which is increasingly popular, acknowledged both as alternative and supplement to western medicine. 

Decease and pain are often caused by imbalance of the body’s energy system. By stimulating certain points along the body’s meridians with thin needles, the acupuncturist is able to regain the balance. This means pain and symptoms will disappear or heal. 

 

Our acupuncturist is a member of the Norwegian Acupuncture Association and therefore subject to the association’s strict requirements. 

 

IMS 

IMS is acupuncture adjusted to muscle pain and lock-ups in particular. Due to stress or damage, the muscles are often shortened. Strain is very painful for the patient, not only in the actual muscle, but also in the tendons and joints close to the muscle.  

 

IMS treatment will have the muscle “grip” the needle and force the shortened muscle to relax. The patients can feel the nibbling, and also the muscle can release. Afterwards, the pain will diminish. Additionally, we treat the segment in the back which irritates the actual muscles. This is important since the problem of the segment is the real cause for the muscle tightness. 

 

The effect from IMS is gradually building up. Needling stimulates a certain amount of healing, and finally, the pain will disappear. Many patients treated with IMS has been painless for a long period of time or even years. 

 

What does an acupuncturist treat? 

The following disorders are among the most common to be treated by acupuncture. All disorders are taken from the WHO-publication Acupuncture; Review and analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. 

 

Pain disorders 

Acupuncture is normally used for chronical pain disorders like tension headache, migraine, chronical pain in the musculoskeletal system (i.e. low back pain/lumbago, pain in the neck, shoulder, elbow, fingers, spine, hip, knee, ankle, lower leg and feet), combined with reduced motility, rheumatoid arthritis, jaw joint problems, acute pain, postoperative pain, damages and distortion. 

 

Neurological disorders 

Headache, migraine, neuralgias (i.e. trigeminal neuralgia, hemiplegia, brain stroke, Bells paralysis), Parkinson, MS (the last 3 are not present at WHO’s list, but our acupuncturist is well experienced in the treatment of these). 

 

Respiratory passage 

Pollen allergy, sinusitis (sinus infection), acute throat infection, asthma. 

 

Digestion 

Nausea from surgery, cytostatic treatment, stomach acid disorders, obstipation, diarrhea, irritated colon and gallstone. 

 

Blood  

Leukocytopenia from cytostatic treatment. 

 

Disorders of urinary tract and genitalia 

Incontinence, involuntary urination, urine retention, cystolith, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, sperm quality and chronic cystitis (female). 

 

Gynecological disorders 

Menstruation pain, premenstrual tension PMT, infertility, morning sickness, incorrect position of fetus, starting labor pains, failing production of breast milk after birth. 

 

Heart disorders 

Too low or too high blood pressure, psychosomatic heart deceases, pain therapy from angina pectoris. 

 

Slight psychiatric disorders 

Slight depressions, anxiety, insomnia and strain. 

 

Cosmetic acupuncture 

Our acupuncturist is one of few who performs Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. 

© 2018 by Ingvild Berger