Role of Acupuncture in Future of Public Health

The dedicated human endeavor in medical science all over the world has taken the public health scenario to the extent which was unimaginable even half a century ago. But during this time when the public health system was busy fighting these communicable diseases, we started losing countless lives to new demons .Road Traffic Accidents , Coronary Artery Diseases, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cerebro-Vascular Diseases, and Obesity to name a few.

India has been declared as world capital of Coronary Diseases and Diabetes, the two biggest killers of our time. But sadly the health system we have at present in the country still lacks the capacity to prevent these diseases

Acupuncture is a mode of therapy which is ancient in its roots and well documented and proven on scientific altar. Acupuncture is efficient in profoundly reducing the stress, regularizing the sleep, elevating the mood and harmonising the body physiology. Easy access to quality Acupuncture Centres will help to fight painful symptoms and reduce the NSAIDs consumption thus saving millions of patients from kidney diseases and other side effects of NSAIDS. NADA Acupuncture is an Acupuncture Protocol used world over for Acudetox.

We all have to understand the gravity of these Non communicable diseases and their economical and social burden on our population. Acupuncture can very efficiently help reduce this burden.

Role of Acupuncture in future of public health is manifold, as our public health scenario will move more and more towards non-communicable diseases, acupuncture will help both in prevention and treatment of Diabetic complications , hypertension, coronary artery diseases, Cerebrovascular accidents and sequels like hemiplegia , aphasia and paraplegia. Acupuncture is showing new hopes in treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries resulting from road traffic accidents.

One major roadblock in propagation of Acupuncture is its unique diagnosis and point selection method which varies even among experts. Our answer to this is developing Protocol Acupuncture for different conditions, we have the glowing example of NADA Acupuncture Protocol also known as AcuDetox developed by Dr.M.O.Smith. These points are easy to train and easy to administer and show reproducible results. In future this is going to become a useful tool in hands of health care providers to reduce Stress, increase productivity, regularizing sleep and harmonizing body equilibrium. Reducing stress is a big step towards reducing and managing most of life-style diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, CAD & CVA.

Acupuncture is proven to help in complications of DM such as Periarthritis or Frozen Shoulder, Intermittent Claudication, Diabetic Neuropathy and Dementia.Hemiplegia and Paraplegia resulting from CVA or Stroke respond to early Acupuncture Treatment. But sadly big percentage of our population and medical fraternity have little or no first hand experience of the effectiveness of Acupuncture as mode of treatment.

Acupuncture is not the panacea to every condition under the sun nor it is alternate to other treatment options but has a big role in combination to current treatment modalities and deserves our serious consideration for the betterment of mankind.

Thankyou for your patience and kind support.

Dr.Arindam Sinha MBBS DAc PGDAcp NADA ADS

Co FounderĀ  Sinha Medical Research Centre

New Delhi India