Acupuncture may help those suffering from excessive perspiration. No one is sure what causes excessive sweating has to do with the sweat glands over reacting to both temperature and emotional stress. The cause of secondary hyperhydrosis can be attributed to issues such as Panic Attacks, Anxiety Disorders, Hyperthyroid, Hypothyroid, Caner, Menopause and Obesity.
Methods of treatment are abundant, some are extreme such as surgery and others natural, such as acupuncture. Hyperhydrosis Acupuncture has been said to be successful in the treatment of excessive sweating.
Chinese medicine, such as hyperhydrosis acupuncture, is often over looked by western medicine and may be worth pursuing before attempting surgery or prescriptions. Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world.
What is Hyperhydrosis Acupuncture?
Acupuncture became better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery. It is rumored that around this time frame is when hyperhydrosis acupuncture was also introduced to western society.
The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques; it stimulates points directly related to excessive sweating. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
What does Hyperhydrosis acupuncture feel like?
Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience hyperhydrosis acupuncture differently, but most feel little or no pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or defects in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment and is a prime example of why it’s important to seek treatment from a qualified hyperhidrosis acupuncture practitioner.
Is acupuncture safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved hyperhidrosis acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that they be labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.
Relatively few complications from the use of hyperhydrosis acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. Still, complications have resulted from inadequate sterilization of needles and from improper delivery of treatments. When not delivered properly, acupuncture can cause serious adverse effects, including infections and punctured organs.
Health care practitioners can be a resource for referral to acupuncturists for hyperhydrosis. More medical doctors, including neurologists, anesthesiologists, and specialists in physical medicine, are becoming trained in hyperhidrosis acupuncture, TCM, and other CAM therapies.
Check a hyperhydrosis practitioner’s credentials.
An acupuncture practitioner specializing in excessive sweating, who is licensed with credentials may provide better care than one who is not. About 40 states have established training standards for acupuncture certification, but states have varied requirements for obtaining a license to practice acupuncture.