Acupuncture Is An Alternate Healthcare Therapy For A Variety Of Health And Wellness Challenges
Acupuncture is a natural therapy developed in China over 6000 years ago. It focuses on the energy systems of the body, called meridians. There are twelve channels of energy stretched vertically along the body.
Each meridian is concerned with specific organs and functions of the body. The cause of disease, dysfunction or illness is a blockage in the flow of Qi (which is the body’s vital energy) in one or more of the meridians. Acupuncture therapy focuses on clearing blockages by simulating the natural energy flow and bringing the body back to its normal state of health.
Acupuncture utilizes small hair sized needles, which are inserted at specific points (acupoints) to stimulate energy flow within the body. The Qi rises to the surface so the Acupuncturist can access it. The access points (acupoints) are on the surface of the body and allow the Acupuncturist to access the flow of energy in the meridians. There are over 300 acupoints.
Studies have shown that Acupuncture stimulates the brain to release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins help relieve the body from different kinds of pain, so one of the primary uses of Acupuncture is for the relief of chronic and temporary pain.
WHAT IS MODERN ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is thousands of years old. So why is it still as effective today as it was back then?…. Because the human body hasn’t changed. We stand taller, have prettier teeth (thankfully), and less body hair (again – thankfully), but we process what we eat the same, reproduce the same, excrete the same…… we are the same beast as we were thousands of years ago. Our lifestyles have changed enormously….. just think of the changes in food availability, transportation and communication, to mention only a few.
We now know our anatomy microscopically. Thousands of years ago “healers” seldom entered the body. It’s amazing to know that an ancient science is one of the more effective treatments used today for many ailments and imbalances.
With all we now know about anatomy, we are able to apply the ancient techniques and achieve even better results. Hence – Modern Acupuncture. It is still based on moving the body’s energy but not always with a needle. Lasers are used regularly and have been used in acupuncture treatments for years. Over the years acupuncture lasers have even more powerful and effective – Modern Acupuncture.
Our culture has come along way with technology and Ancient Chinese Medicine uses it as well. Whether it’s pain management or disease, laser acupuncture can be used. A light beam or a needle…… our body’s energy is moved through our meridians where blockages are cleared and the body’s natural energy flow is brought back to its normal state of health.
Acupuncture is safe and works without the use of invasive drugs. What more can you ask?
Conditions Acupuncture Can Treat:
Acupuncture is not just for the treatment of pain. It treats both the symptoms and the root of an illness and is very effective in a range of muscular, skeletal and emotional illnesses. In Western Medicine, doctors can often not diagnose a specific illness or condition even though a patient knows they are feeling ill or out of balance. Chinese Traditional Medicine focuses on the whole person and on maintaining the optimum balance of energy that creates health.
Here are some examples of the types of conditions Acupuncture can treat:
- Stress and associated illnesses
- Respiratory Problems (Asthma)
- Colds and Flu
- High Blood Pressure
- Digestive Irregularities
- Weight Challenges
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sleeping Disorders
- Skin Irregularities
- Urinary / Kidney Disorders
- Hearing Problems (Tinnitis)
- Eye problems
- Healthy Pregnancy
- Male and Female Infertility
- Mental-emotional imbalances
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