Embedding acupuncture is a special form of acupuncture. In the treatment, the doctor puts an absorbing, sterile, cca. 7-8 mm long surgical monofilament into the acupuncture point where the monofilament will be absorbed in 3-4 weeks, shortening the cure but keeping its efficiency. The implanted pieces of monofilament have a permanent acupuncture impact, increasing energy (Qi), supporting the yin-yang of the organs, restoring the balance of the body and accelerating healing.
Advantages of the method in comparison with needle acupuncture:
- Less treatments are needed
- Its impact is permanent
- Cheaper and consumes less time.
If you want to do embedding
- Though acupuncture embedding is a convenient and simple procedure, doctors say patients must go to licensed hospitals and clinics for the therapy.
- The procedure must be conducted in a sterile environment and only licensed doctors are qualified to perform embedding.
- Children, pregnant women, people with skin infections and those with serious heart disease should not receive acupuncture embedding.
- The Thread Embedding procedure is relatively pain-free.
- Topical anesthetic and in some cases injectable anesthetics are used prior to the procedure.
- The PDO (polydioxanone) threads are not dangerous and they impose no side effects on the body.
- There are no cuts and no incision involved in this procedure; therefore, there is no scarring.
- Book a consultation to learn more about the process and if if this is the right treatment for you.
Side Effects of the Thread Embedding Acupuncture
- Usually people will feel hot and some areas may become red and swollen two to three days after receiving acupuncture embedding. These feelings will go away after a few days.
- Some people may have diarrhea, which is because the body is excreting inner toxins. Drugs are not needed to control the diarrhea.
- Some people may have bruises near the site of the embedding, which is caused by bleeding of the capillaries beneath the skin. This will heal by itself in one or two weeks.
- Thread Embedding may cause some temporary redness, swelling and bruising as a result of the insertion.
- Different individuals can react differently to the treatment.
- These side effects will disappear within a few days.