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Acupuncture: Symptoms, Prevention, Causes, Risk, Treatment, Pre-Surgery, Post-Surgery | Sengkang General Hospital

Acupuncture - What it is

Acupuncture is the use of sterile single-use needle to treat various conditions such as acute conditions, e.g. pain and chronic diseases. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and treatment is to restore functional imbalance rather than just the symptoms. Heat and electro-acupuncture are add-ons for selected conditions.

Acupuncture - Symptoms

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Stroke
  • Wry neck
  • Low back pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Knee pain
  • Giddiness and tinnitus
  • Anxiety and insomnia
  • Headache
  • Chronic cough
  • Abdominal pain (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Obesity

Acupuncture - How to prevent?

Lifestyle modification, healthy diet and regular exercises are important even as we manage the symptoms of pain using acupuncture. Co-management with our Western medical colleagues is essential in ensuring the best outcome for our patients. Our acupuncturist is a highly experienced medical doctor trained in Family Medicine and also a registered TCM practitioner who is able to use the best of both worlds to treat the patient.

Acupuncture - Causes and Risk Factors

Over-strain, over-exertion, over-eating. Not having adequate sleep and rest.

Inappropriate diet and fluid intake such as over-indulgence of alcohol, fried oily foodstuff.

Not compliant to conventional medications prescribed by their physicians.

Acupuncture - Diagnosis

Acupuncture - Treatments

Our clinic treats many conditions associated with pain, for example, musculo-skeletal conditions such as acute wry pain and frozen shoulder.

Neurological conditions such as low back pain with radiating pain down the leg. Internal organ pain such as chronic abdominal and pelvic pain, plus nonspecific giddiness, tinnitus and post-stroke rehabilitation collaboration.

We also complement weight management programmes especially if the weight aggravate painful joints.

Our physician acupuncturist has years of experiences and special interest in treating Men’s Health conditions such as Erectile dysfunction and chronic prostatitis.

Acupuncture - Preparing for surgery

We practise aseptic technique, using alcohol wipes, sterile disposable single-use needles only.

We will review the patient at each visit and check for any contraindications such as patient having fever, acute cold and coughs, acute skin infections and medications before needling is initiated.

Acupuncture - Post-surgery care

After removal of needles by accredited staff, patient will be checked for side effects such as bleeding, swelling (hematoma) or feeling faint. Patient will be monitored in the clinic thereafter until patient is well to be discharged from the clinic by the doctor.

Acupuncture - Other Information

Common medications that are prescribed are Analgesics such as paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs e.g. ibuprofen, naproxen.

Other related conditions associated with acupuncture are anxiety and stress.