Acupuncture and Moxibustion is a medical treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years in China and other Asian countries as well as now around the world. It is used Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis as an approach of treating and preventing disease. Acupuncture treatment involves the attachment of fine, sterile sharp needles into specific sites ( Acupuncture points) along the body is meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of energy (Qi) through the individual.

The normal theory of Acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are necessary for health. Interferences of this flow are considered responsible for disease. Acupuncture adjusts imbalances of flow at well-known points at the skin. Today, Acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is used by people whole around the globe.

Acupuncture sharp needles are so fine that there is no discomfort when they are inserted but a small tingle (known as hook sensation) may be experienced. The sharp needles are usually left in for approximately twenty minutes to more; during this time there may be a heaviness of the arms or legs and a feeling of relaxation. The doctor or practitioner may also stimulate the Acupuncture points using other methods, such as moxibustion (a traditional technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb used to facilitate healing), cupping and electro-stimulation etc. in order to re-establish the flow of qi.

Since Acupuncture and moxibustion Medicine promotes the male body’s natural healing ability, many conditions can be treated. It is also an all-inclusive system of preventative health care and maintenance. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is well-documented. Throughout its long history, Acupuncture has built a solid reputation as an excellent alternative for health care that basically works, and is very effective to treat some diseases, where other methods of treatment could not achieve good result or failed.

An Acupuncture medicine doctor should possess adequate knowledge and experience for providing proper treatment to his/her patients. To avoid the unwanted complications in Acupuncture treatment please avoid taking treatment by quack or fake Acupuncturist. There are many around us without proper qualifications. Because inadequate knowledge and experience may cause serious medical problems.

The world Health Organization knows Acupuncture as a viable means of treatment for a wide range of conditions. In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the Who has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions which are shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture:

low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis shoulder, knee pain, periarthritis of the shoulder, sprains, facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), headache, dental pain, tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, induction of labor, correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation), morning sickness, nausea and nausea or vomiting, postoperative pain, stroke, essential hypertension, primary hypotension, renal colic, leucopenia, side effects to radiation or chemotherapy, allergic rhinitis, including existen throwing up, biliary colic, depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), acute bacillary dysentery, primary dysmenorrhea, acute epigastralgia, peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis.

In the field of Acupuncture some really good clinical studies have been completed, and there has also been some follow-up assessment of many of the conditions which are treated by Acupuncture Doctors. Some diseases are more successfully treated by Acupuncture and Moxibustion where other methods of treatment could not achieve good result or failed. Though this method of treatment was already started in our country but due to quite less number of clinically qualified Acupuncture doctors available in our country and lack of proper perception about using this method in some specific diseases, the patients are depriving from the advantages of Acupuncture & Moxibustion treatment.

So, I have made an attempt to provide little information about the effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in few diseases. Many of the facts and figures estimated in the following sections are the results of my own experience and clinical trials carried out in China and the like countries.

Diseases of the Muscles, Bone tissues and Joints:
The muscles, bone tissues and joints are usually called collectively the musculo-skeletal system. When disease or damage occurs to this system it nearly always results in pain, and most people use words such as rheumatism or arthritis to describe this type of pain.

There are three main types of damage that occur to the musculo-skeletal system; some may be extreme injury or sprain that happen to be a domestic injury, or might be accrued during a sporting activity or in a car accident. This usually causes local pain and bruising lasting for a few days, or even a so often or more. The other main group is arthritis and this can be divided into two important types, Osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Sprains: Sudden injury or sprains usually respond well to Acupuncture. The pain resulting from a sprained shoulder, ankle etc will often continue for some days or weeks after the initial injury. Once a clear examination has been made Acupuncture can usually use to cure this type of pain.

The experience of a many of Acupuncture doctors, ensures that, of the people treated for vary type of acutely painful conditions, about 60 to 70 percent obtain swift and significant aid. If a fracture of the bone exists then the aid gained from Acupuncture is less effective than if the injury is due to a strain or grab of the muscles, tendons or ligaments. The main advantage of treating these acute pains with Acupuncture is that chronic pain can be avoided. Extreme shoulder injury may produce pain and immobility for many months, sometimes years, but if Acupuncture is used when the pain occurs then it seems that chronic pain may be avoided.

Osteo arthritis: Osteo arthritis and the rheumatic pains that result from this type of joint damage are usually a common problem. People frequently complain that their arthritic knee pain is worse in cold or damp weather and this demonstrates quite clearly the origin of the concept of pathogens in traditional medicine. The pathogen in osteo arthritis is sort of always cold or damp and therefore these pains should be treated by moxibustion.

A great deal of research work has been done to look into the effects of Acupuncture on the pain caused by osteo arthritis. Clinical trials have been completed on knee, hip, shoulder, neck and lower back pain, and the information from these trials ensures that significant aid can be achieved in about 60 to 70 percent of those who receive Acupuncture. Some work suggests that only 50 percent of people benefit from Acupuncture while other trials show 97 percent of the patients benefiting. Acupuncture also has a ‘magical quality’ that drugs do not have, so it is difficult to decide the effects of the ‘magic’ as compared to the real effects of Acupuncture. In spite of these problems, Acupuncture is a effective and safe form of treatment for osteo arthritis.