Among non-medicinal methods of treating diseases, such as acupressure, classic massage, manual therapy, andauriculoterapia (andcupuncture ear), acupuncture, is catgut. It represents a further step in the development of acupuncture, which is possible thanks to the application of science and technology.
What is the catgut
Catgut is a sewing under the skin of bioresorbable surgical sutures in the biologically active points located on the meridians or in the pathological areas on the body of the patient to prevent or treat diseases. Surgical sutures are composed of samarskayaluka protein. Their length varies and can be from 0.5 to 7 cm (the average length of thread 3 to 4 cm). After sewing under the skin, the threads “disappear” into the body for 2-3 weeks. During this time the filaments actively interact with the body, stimulating an immune response.
How does catgut
In fact, catgut creates a new reflex arc, thus destroying the old, the most affects certain areas of the body (through nerve segments) or on the whole body in General.
From the point of view of the theory of traditional Oriental medicine, the method the catgut is intended to restore the balance of Yin and Yang in the body, the original perfect condition of qi energy and blood in the meridians and regulate the functions of all organs.
The essence of traditional Oriental medicine is, in principle, “where energy flows freely, no pain, and where pain, stagnation of energy”. On this basis, the catgut is aimed at elimination of pain syndromes, and treatment of chronic diseases.
The technique of the procedure
After the diagnosis and identify specific disease or syndrome is necessary to define points of sewing thread. Depending on each case, will apply thread 2/0 or 3/0, which will be inserted into the hollow needles of different sizes (number 18 or 20).
The length of each segment of the thread also depends on the specific point on the patient’s body and may be from 0.5 to 5-7cm. the Number of points sutured catgut varies depending on the disease: sometimes just a few points, and sometimes up to a couple dozen. After the thread is inserted under the skin, place the invisible zipper is treated with antiseptic and then bandage to avoid infection.
Recommended for catgut
Method the catgut is especially recommended in the following cases:
- Pain syndromes due to spinal osteochondrosis
- Pain syndromes due to vascular disorders
- Disorders of the functions of the autonomic nervous system