4 Ways Needleless Acupuncture is Better and Friendlier for Patients

Most people, when asked to picture acupuncture, one image comes to mind – lots of small needles on someone’s skin. Yes, we’ve seen the images, and for those who have a phobia of the needle, it might mean that acupuncture is out of the question. Fortunately, it’s not! If you’ve wanted to experience the alternative traditional healing methods, namely acupuncture. However, the main thing that is offputting is the needles, there is another way. Introducing, needless acupuncture.

Although, at the start, we asked you to picture acupuncture. Originally, practitioners in ancient China, as well as most of Asia, didn’t use needles – as they weren’t around. Instead, they focused on the core healing principles, and used their hands and a small rounded object, often a healing stone, to provide their patients with relief. So, what we’re trying to explain is that this type of acupuncture has been around far longer than needle-based treatment.

If you’re now thinking, it’s not acupuncture without the needle – well, we’re sure that you’ll be happy to learn that this isn’t the case. For instance, Kazuo Tateishi from Forest of Zen Wellness is proficient in this practice and is always happy to guide parents and patients through their options. Now, we mentioned parents – yes, needless acupuncture is perfectly safe and beneficial for children too.

So, here are 4 way that needleless acupuncture is better, friendlier and more comfortable for patients.

First, we’d like to start by explaining that besides its rich history. Needless acupuncture is equally, if not more beneficial and effective as the “traditional” needle-based practice. How does it work?

Well, the practitioner will identify and selectively choose specific areas or pressure point on the body. For instance, if you’re the main issue is a pain (pain management), needless acupuncture will specifically block pain transmissions through the nerves and muscle fibres. Then, this technique will stimulate and enhance the body by releasing a natural pain killer, namely endorphins.

1. A great option for patients with a needle phobia

Generally, people assume the worst with any phobia, and it’s perfectly natural. There is a big misconception that needle-based acupuncture may cause excessive bleeding. However, this isn’t the case. Although it can happen, but it can (or might) occur when the patient is unhealthy. For this reason, most acupuncturists will not perform or will not recommend using needles if they have blood clot disorders or take blood-thinning medication. That being said, if we fear needles, it seems impossible to get past, which is why the needless option is brilliant. As it’s pain-free, non-invasive and highly effective.

2. A brilliant option for children (pediatric patients)

Nowadays, parents are looking for healthier, a non-medical alternative to help with their child’s development, sleeping habits, behaviour and even pain. As this procedure involves no needles, it’s brilliant for children, it not only provides the same benefit as “traditional acupuncture,” in which it improves the immune system. It is also is known to improve concentration, mood and behaviour, in adults and children alike.

3. Non-invasive, comfortable, yet highly effective

Similar to points one and two, the great appeal of needless acupuncture, is that – it’s needless. Therefore, the patient will not experience pain or discomfort (that might be caused by the traditional method*).

*The traditional acupuncture can be felt, but many people report that it feels like a persistent scratch. The needles are designed to relieve pressure, so generally, the practitioner will not apply unnecessary pain or pressure to the patient.

4. Hygienic

Similar to needle phobia, many people fear the passing of germs. However, needle-based acupuncture, if carried out by a registered, fully-trained and licensed professional like Kazuo Tateishi, then the procedure will be extremely hygienic and sterile. Although, some people might be off-put by the idea of germs being passed around, via the needle. So, this is another benefit, which adds to putting your mind at rest, as the instrument is rounded and cannot penetrate the skin.

What Is Needleless Acupuncture and How it Can Benefit Your Health?

Acupuncture has been an alternative therapy practice to alleviate an abundance of conditions. For instance, acupuncture has been proven and recognized as being an effective way to treat pain, muscle and joint issues, depression, and insomnia (to just name a few). Although, when people think of the term acupuncture, they generally have an image of needles flash into their minds. Now, this acupuncture method is widely used; the thought of needles is what puts many people off trying this highly beneficial therapy.

So, what if there was a way to reap the benefits of acupuncture without the needles? Well, fortunately for those who feel uneasy or have phobias of needles there is a way! Actually, needless acupuncture is a real therapy. In fact, it’s been used longer than westernized acupuncture therapy. In this blog, we aim to answer: what is needless acupuncture? We will also explain how you can find needleless acupuncture in Vancouver. Now, let’s look at how you can acquire all of the health benefits of acupuncture, minus the needles!

What is needless acupuncture?

Needless acupuncture, traditionally known as Teishin acupuncture is an alternative to the well-known acupuncture. This alternative is not like the dreaded needle orientated therapy, which utilizes needles to stimulate specific areas of the body and improve circulation. Instead, the therapist will use an alternative, non-invasive techniques, such as the rounded Teishin needle, acupoint energy pen, finger pressure, and cupping. However, we’re mainly going to focus on the needleless/Teishin acupuncture.

The primary goal of needless acupuncture is the same as acupuncture therapy with needles. Like all traditional Chinese and Japanese alternative healing methods, it’s used to restore balance in the body. Needless acupuncture can alleviate, restore and rebalance ailments in the body that are a result of poor circulation and imbalanced energies. The acupuncture practitioner will realign and restore balance in your body, to stimulate blood flow and energy. This practice will allow the body to heal and restore itself naturally.

In Teishin (needless) acupuncture, the therapist will use a Teishin needle. Now, if you think it’s supposed to be “needless,” well this instrument has one primary difference. So, rather, than having a sharp edge, a Teshin is a smooth, rounded needle. So, like acupuncture, this needle will be placed in certain areas of the body and works in the same way as insertion. The Teishin needle is generally made out of natural elements, such as gold, silver or jade. Traditionally, these needles were made from healing elements and stone.

How can needless acupuncture benefit your health?

Besides, the obvious advantage of no needles is that you will feel just as rejuvenated and replenished as a needle-based acupuncture session. Needless acupuncture treatment, as mentioned uses the blunt needle to increase the body’s circulation and reinject some positive energy to your body, mind, and soul. Ultimately, it’s used to provide the same benefits as the “normal” acupuncture.

The main benefits of booking in for needless acupuncture in Vancouver at Forest of Zen are:

  • Alleviate and reduce chronic and acute pain, from sports injuries or general ailments caused by poor circulation
  • Relax, realign and rejuvenate muscle tension and reduce muscle/joint stiffness
  • It restores balances by promoting relaxation for depression, insomnia, and anxiety
  • Improves digestive issues, and can also reduce symptoms of stomach pains/aches as well as alleviating diarrhea or constipation
  • Alternative treatment for hormone imbalance such as PMS, irregular menstruation, menopause as well as infertility
  • Enhance and improves the immune system

Hopefully, you now understand what needless acupuncture is and how it can benefit you. Thus, if you’re looking for a needless alternative acupuncture in Vancouver, speak to our knowledgable team at Forest of Zen. Let’s see how we can restore balance in your body, mind, and life.