Scar formation is a normal response following any injury or surgery; it is the way the body heals injured structures. Scar tissue may involve only the superficial skin, or it may involve the deeper tissues beneath the skin, including nerves and tendons. Scars can become overly sensitive and can limit motion and function.
Benefits of scar therapy with manual therapy and acupuncture:
An active scar may be red, raised, firm, and thick. While scars are young and in the healing phase (pink, red, raised, thick, and sensitive) they should be protected from the sun (in my opinion medical tape is best) as sunlight cause the scar to hyper pigment or turn darker than the surrounding skin. Keep your scars away from the sun for at least one year following your surgery. Scars have completed the healing process when they are light in color, smooth, supple, and no longer sensitive to touch.
Besides massage and acupuncture, Silicone Scar Sheets help to soften and diminish the appearance of scars. It's cheap and you can get them in any drug stores.
1. If you have anxiety about your upcoming procedure acupuncture can help you relax and stay in balance.
2. Herbal products like the Yunnan Paiyao help reduce bleeding during surgery. These herbs do not interfere with western sedative drugs so they can be used even the day of your surgery.
1. Points on the ear will help your body recover quicker from the anesthesia, improve your appetite, decrease nausea. Body points are used to promote healing, decrease post-operative pain & soreness, reduce medication related side effects and to normalize bowel functions.
2. Certain herbal formulas like Resinall K from Health Concerns are used to help regenerate the tissues, stop the bleeding, bring down inflammation and help reduce reliance of pain killers.
Try acupuncture and have a faster, easier and less painful surgical experience.