Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Amart Acupuncture Hospital Research and Treatment Centre started operation from its Maidan Garhi premises here over the weekend, using single needle acupuncture to treat patients.

Addressing a press conference here, Amart Acupuncture Hospital Research and Treatment Centre chairman Captain D.S. Sangwan said acupuncture was an answer to a wide array of diseases like diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, thyroid, migraine and cerebral palsy. The acupuncture treatment will be supplemented by osteopathy, naturopathy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, yoga and meditation, he added.

‘Cost effective’

“Acupuncture rejuvenates the body, the entire system. It is also a cost effective treatment, especially for patients suffering from diabetes. Patients belonging to below the poverty line category will only have to pay a nominal amount and the money will go to the Dhaja Ram Charitable Trust.”

Acupuncturist Dr. Arjun Agrawal said: “Everyone has a different type of ear. When a patient comes to me I examine one of his ears with an electronic devise and try to locate the point on which I can administer treatment. Then I insert a single needle to cure.”

Dr. Jaykumar Deeksshit, an acupuncture diabetologist, said: “After researching for 12 years in acupuncture, I have discovered one point behind the ear where I insert one small needle. It should be protected from water. Patient has to be in touch with the doctor for six to 12 months.”