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  • Do I have to believe in FSN Acupuncture in order for it to work ?
  • What about the needle/s used ?
    Our professional/s use single use pre-sterilised disposable needles, which are disposed of after each treatment. The ATCM - Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK) members observe the Code of Practice which lays down stringent standards of hygiene and sterilisation of equipment & use of needles.
  • Is FSN Acupuncture safe ?
    Acupuncture is only safe and effictive when it is operated in a proper trained practitioner’s hand. A qualified practitioner member of Acupuncture must be registered with a professional organization, such as the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM). Our Professional registered practitioners are registered with the ATCM. The ATCM’s members must observe the Code of Practice which defines the hygiene and safety standards relating to the practice of acupuncture. The Code of Practice is available for download from the website us. These procedures have been approved by the Department of Health, and provide protection against the transmission of infectious diseases.
  • What are the side effects of hijama?
    Possible side effects are feeling light headed, sick/nausea (especially in the morning on an empty stomach), fainting/blackout due to lack of energy and temporary bruising. These cases are very rare and only occur if the patient is very unwell. Unlike the drugs, medicines and operations done by allopathy which will have side effects. The cupping therapy is free from any side effects. Except few marks which will come due to the stagnation of blood which will remain for few days. e.g. 7 to 10 days.
  • Can I get a cross-infection in Acupuncture ?
    The acupuncture needles are always sterilised before use. To eliminate any possibility of getting any kind of infectious disease, disposable needles are always used at our clinic. Such needles are used once only and then disposed of safely.
  • Does FSN Modern Acupuncture treatment hurt ?
    Not at all. In fact, FSN as a modern acupuncture therapy, only uses 1-2 needles and it only reaches the subcutaneous tissue (fatty tissue), you will feel less pain than normal acupuncture. In particular it is suitable for even Kids who like this very much as there is very minor pain in FSN than traditional acupuncture .
  • What is FSN Acupuncture treatment specifically ?
    The FSN modern Acuouncture technique is to relax the area where there are tightened muscles, or small areas of acute pain called trigger points. In the treatment of pain symptoms, especially acute pain, FSN can almost instantly relieve the pain after inserting the needle or upon finishing the manipulation.FSN works by influencing the fascia, more specifically collagen and elastin fibres within the fascia. The mechanism for acupuncture is the same, however collagen fibres are most abundant in the subcutaneous layer and therefore FSN may have a more powerful effect since it has the ability to influence more of these fibres in the fascia due to the way it is manipulated. Since Fascia and muscle have an extremely close relationship, trigger points are very effectively released even when located in deeper muscles such as the Psoas or quadratus lumborum for example. Tightened muscles (TM) and Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs), which are commonly associated with pain. Myofascial Trigger Points are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibres. Spontaneous Electrical Activity (SEA), one of the MTrP features, can be recorded easily by electromyographers.; Therefore, it can produce an incredible pain relieving effect. For some acute pain condition, such as muscular and ligaments strains, tennis elbow, or acute back pain, it can have almost instant pain-relieving results. FSN needle is a disposable dry needle which consists of a solid stainless-steel needle and a casing soft pipe. The needle is accurate delivered into subcutaneous level by an applicator device. Once the needle is in subcutaneous level, the needle tip is withdrawn and rest into the casting tube, then a left-right swipe manipulation, like windscreen swipe, is performed. After a few minutes’ manipulation, the tightened muscles will be relaxed and in most of cases, the pain caused by tightened muscles will decrease or disappear. The subcutaneous layer can be twitched by mechanical forces, so FSN relieves pain fast and quickly than traditional acupuncture. Our patients describe the FSN as “magical needle”. Based on Tightened Muscles theories, FSN has been extended to other medical conditions, such as chronic non-productive dry cough, constipation, dizziness, weak bladder, periods pain, or avascular necrosis etc.
  • Are Homeopaths qualified doctors?
    Yes. There are more than 180 homeopathic medical colleges in India and about 1000 colleges all over the world recognized by their respective Governments. The degree course is an extensive study encompassing the detailed and thorough study of the human body, Homeopathic pharmacy, Medicine, Gynaecology, Materia Medica, Philosophy, Total patient management etc. In India the full course lasts for four and half years followed by internship for 1 year, which includes practical training in hospitals. There are now also postgraduate courses available in India. One must mandatorily register with the relevant Medical Council to practice legally.
  • How will I feel after an FSN Acupuncture treatment ?
    Usually relaxed and calm. Occasionally you may feel tired or drowsy for a few hours if the treatment has been particularly strong or there may be a short term flaring up of your symptoms as your internal energy, Qi, clears and resettles itself.
  • Are there any side effects of homeopathic medicines?
    No, there are no side effects of homeopathic medicines. Sometimes you may get cold, skin rash or little discharge after taking homeopathic medicines. This means that the system is getting cleared. In the same way, your old symptoms like constipation, warts or any skin rash may reappear. Do not take any medicine to treat these reappearing old symptoms, as these old symptoms will go away in a short while and you will be healed for a long-lasting period of time.
  • Is homeopathy officially regulated?
    Although homeopathy is not currently subject to statutory regulation doctors and other healthcare professionals who practise homeopathy are regulated by their relevant professional body (e.g. doctors are regulated by the General Medical Council). The Faculty of Homeopathy is the only body in the UK which represents medically-qualified homeopaths and its members are bound to act within the competence of their profession and their level of training and qualification in homeopathy. Homeopaths registered with the Society of Homeopaths undergo examination and have requirements around competence to practice and professional deveopment. To get the best and safest results we recommend seeing a homeopath registered with one of these organisations. Use our FindAHomeopath search tool to find a Faculty member near you.
  • Does Homeopathy work in acute cases?
    Yes. Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that give prompt relief in acute cases like fever, cough, cold, diarrhea, headaches etc. when the person opts for homeopathy at the onset of the ailment.
  • Can I use homeopathy alongside other types of treatment?
    Homeopathy doesn’t interfere with conventional medicine and should be seen as a complementary treatment, not as an alternative. Homeopathy cannot replace all other forms of healthcare, but can be used as the first treatment option in a wide range of conditions. It can also be used in a complementary way in other situations, for example, to support good recovery after operations. Despite the differences in approach, homeopathic and conventional treatments can work very well together. Consulting a medical doctor trained in homeopathy allows you to receive the best of both worlds, with the most effective treatments being tailored just for you.
  • Does homeopathy take long time to act?
    It is a myth that homeopathic medicines act slowly. Their action is quick and the effect lasts much longer, often forever. The disease is treated from its roots. The time taken for relief is proportionate to the chronicity of the ailment. In fact if a patient seeks homoeopathic treatment at the onset of an ailment, he stands great chances of a really quick recovery. Also in acute illnesses homoeopathic medicines act fast and effectively. For e.g. if "X" is suffering from bronchial asthma and he is suffering for the last 14 years and has been to various systems of medicine. Now if you give him homeopathy and say in 2 years time the patient is completely alright, would you say that Homeopathy is slow to act?
  • Does the patient have to stop other medicines which he/she has been taking?
    No. The patient should not stop the medicines which he has been taking. It should be tapered gradually once the patient is improving but this should be done in consultation with the treating physician. In some cases where the other medicine cannot be discontinued, both the medicines have to be continued for the benefit of the patient. The treatment should be planned and properly implemented.
  • Can patients suffering from Diabetes take Homeopathic medicines?
    Yes why not? As the daily dietary intake of sugar by a person would normally far exceed the minuscule quantity consumed in the form of homeopathic pills (Approximately the quantity of sugar consumed with 1 cup of tea is same as being consumed by entire week of Homeopathic medication). The patient also has an option of taking the medicines in liquid form, or by inhalation. Besides this, homeopathic pills are composed of lactose that is not harmful even for diabetes.
  • Is Homeopathy a proved science?
    It definitely is. Homeopathy is a science based on sound logic and vast experimental data. It is the only medicinal science where data has been collected by proving on healthy human beings and not on animals because human beings can communicate their actual feelings during the testing while animals cannot. The principles of Homeopathy have been derived and authenticated by vast clinical experiments and data. The homeopathic pharmacopoeia lists more than 3000 remedies, whose clinical efficiency has been proved in various clinical trials conducted all over the world.
  • What will the homeopath need to know about you?
    The homeopath needs to understand you, your nature, your complaints and your disturbed mental and emotional state in order to reach to the core of your case. Any peculiar habit that you have, your past medical history, childhood details, anything and everything about you will help the physician to help you. If you give an honest and correct history to the physician, he can assess your case accurately. Anything that you confide in your physician will be strictly confidential and helpful.
  • Is it safe to take Homeopathic medicines during pregnancy?
    Yes. It is always better to take homeopathic medicines from a qualified homeopathic doctor. If the treatment is planned in a proper way it will have lots of benefits to the mother and the child. The child will be much healthier and the medicines will help to fight the hereditary diseases which are carried from generation to generation. In fact if homeopathy is given during pregnancy, the delivery would be normal and easier. The child will be relatively healthier and emotionally well balanced, intellectually sound and physically stronger.
  • Are there any food restrictions during the treatment?
    Yes the patient is only advised to avoid eating or drinking 15 minutes before or after taking homeopathic medication. One has to avoid coffee, raw onion and raw garlic. Also avoid eating mint, camphor and menthol as these can hinder the action of the homeopathic medicine or antidote the effects of the medicine.
  • Do homeopathic medicines bring about aggravation initially?
    In some cases there is an initial aggravation of the symptoms but it is a good sign that shows the medicine is right and has started acting. But this happens in a few cases and not all patients will have an aggravation; most of the patients have simple long lasting amelioration.
  • Does the Homeopath give the same white pills for all illnesses/patients?
    What seems so is not true. The white pills which are dispensed from a homeopath are only neutral vehicles or carriers of actual medicines that is sprinkled on them. When the actual drug is poured on these white pills they get coated with the curative power of the drug. Different drugs are usually used in various potencies as to best suit different patients. There are about 3000 medicines and 10 variable potencies (powers of medicines) of each medicine so a minimum 30,000 various permutation and combinations can be utilized.
  • In which disease condition homeopathic treatment is more effective?
    There is no condition that Homeopathy cannot treat. Conditions from a simple cold to cancer can be treated with Homeopathy. It takes into account the individual symptoms of the patient suffering from any disease and not the diagnosis of the disease. By the virtue of this certain diseases that cannot be diagnosed clinically or even unknown diseases can also be treated. Also in incurable cases where even the modern line of treatment fails to help the patients, homeopathy will prove to be a very good palliative and will improve the last days of life and ease the death. This happens in advanced stages of cancer, we can relieve pain very easily and effectively.
  • Why is a detailed history required in Homeopathy?
    Detailed history is very essential as homeopathy believes in treating the individual and not the disease. So the physician needs to know everything he can about the individual. Also the chronic diseases are due to suppression of skin affections or emotions; hence thorough history will reveal whether any past suppressed ailments have lead to the present complaints. There are many incidents that influence our life. Knowing them gives an idea about the patient as a person, his characteristics and helps the physician to prescribe the accurate remedy.
  • Does one have to take the medicines for a long time?
    The duration of treatment depends upon the nature of the disease and the fighting capacity of the patient's body. The treatment is required for a certain time period so as to improve the resistance of the body to fight diseases. Taking into consideration all these factors the treatment is continued for a specific time frame for the benefit of the patient. Once the patient starts improving we stop the medicines and the natural immunity of the body will take care of the rest of the problems.
  • Does Homeopathy work in acute cases?
    Yes. Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that give prompt relief in acute cases like fever, cough, cold, diarrhea, headaches etc. when the person opts for homeopathy at the onset of the ailment.
  • Do homeopathic medicines have steroids?
    All Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by using scientific predefined methods of extracting the medicinal properties from source substances. There is no scope or need to adulterate the derived medicines with any other substances, as this would completely obliterate the curative properties of the same. The prescription of homoeopathic medicines is based on the similarity of symptoms of the patient with those produced by the drug (in its purest form) when tested on healthy individuals. Additionally, steroids impart a bitter taste, and homeopathic medicines are sweet. If the patient has any doubts he should check the medicines from a standard laboratory before consuming them.
  • Can Hijama Cure Me ?
    Allah knows best, however we must always be hopeful of his healing mercy!.
  • How often should I do hijama?
    It is totally up to you, some do it every month as a preventative medicine in the sunnah days, which is 17th, 19th and the 21st of the Islamic lunar calender. Others do it after 3 months or 6 months or even after a year. Hijama is a detoxification therapy, there are other detox programs that people follow for example, they may start to have more fruits and vegetables, antioxidant drinks, cut down on fatty unhealthy foods and so on.
  • What if there is no treatment for a particular disease with cupping therapy?
    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has said : "If anyone has himself cupped on the 17th, 19th and 21st it will be a remedy for every disease." (Book 28, Number 3852) If at all there is no direct effect of cupping on a particular disease (due to lack of research in that area) Cupping is very beneficial for the treatment as it strengthens the immune system, activate lymphatic system, increase the blood circulation, purifies the blood, removes toxins, Cupping will also increase the effect of medicines on the body. Allah willing.
  • How to treat vesicles appeared during cupping?
    The appearance of water droplets on the cupping print or appearance of blisters, petechiae or extravasation of blood in the skin are all normal reactions. The appearance of vesicle means the wetness is heavy in the body; if the vesicle contains bloody water, it is the reaction of heat wetness -evil. For the small vescle, just carefully prevent any abrasion, and wait for its spontaneous absorption. When the vesicle is bigger, it often denotes the illness is more severe. Use a sterile needle to prick at the root of the vesicle, rapture it, and let the fluid passing out, and then apply antiseptic gauze to prevent infection. If there is no sterile gauze available, then prohibit any self-treatment, and send to hospital or clinics for treatment.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    Remember that everyone is different. There are some factors that will indicate the number of treatments you require; how long you have had your problem; if you have been on medication and for how long. Another factor could be your lifestyle, diet, excerse and even sleeping pattern.
  • What is the matter of air leakage during cupping?
    The causes of leakage of air or not sucking on during cupping are mainly; the time of use is too long, the aging of rubber stopper or dirty substances absorbed on the rubber stopper; dryness of skin; hairs too much or too long; incorrect use of vacuum gum; insufficient air exhaust in vacuum gun, and others.
  • Can I do hijama if I had a miscarriage?
    If you had a miscarriage recently we do not recommend hijama because after a miscarriage the body needs to rejuvenate itself, it can take close to 6 months to a year depending on the individual and how serious the miscarriage was, you must see your doctor before you try to conceive again. For sisters who had a miscarriage we strongly recommend to have a good nutrition diet with multivitamins everyday, believe me it will make a difference to your body. Avoid eating too much of carbs and spices e.g. rice, spice and red meat. Some shiekhs recommend for a woman after giving birth to wait at least 2 years before planning to get pregnant, because the body needs to fully recover and so on. You can try hijama after 6 months of your miscarriage (depending on what the doctor says and your situation), please make sure you are eating well and you do not need to fast before doing hijama. If you just ate we recommend for you to wait at least 2-3 hours before the hijama treatment.
  • How long does it take to do hijama?
    Depends how many cups you do, the standard 6 cups on the back takes approximately 60mins
  • Are you pumping out all of my blood!?
    One thing you have to understand is that the blood that comes out is from the surface of the skin, it is not from the mainstream. If you are thinking your blood system only contains hemoglobin, platelets, plasma and white blood cells you are wrong, there are so many other junks that fly around in your body such as dead blood cells, blood clots, different toxins and pathogens and others. Different people’s body gives different responses, sometimes hardly anything comes out from a person’s skin and that is not a bad thing. Because the cuts are very light the body heals the area very quick and automatically the blood stops coming out. We constantly analyze the patient if they are feeling well or not. Only in paradise you will be 100% pure and clean !.
  • Does wet cupping (hijama) hurt?
    Well it depends on the individual’s pain threshold; so far most of the patients we have treated did not feel pain. Some felt light pain and others felt very ticklish and they started to giggle/laugh, which we found a bit worrying (joking). The reason why they were laughing is because their skin is more sensitive. People build a huge mental image inside their head of a blade with red blood and they automatically feel scared. The best way we can describe the blade cuts is that it is not deep cuts, probably lighter than a paper cut and several small cuts are made on the surface of the skin. There is nothing to be scared of, we are sure there are people out there who are going through bigger pains in life.
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