Acupuncture is one of the most important modalities of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasing popular form of treatment, which involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points). These points are located on the body’s meridians (channels) and clear energy blockages to promote the body’s self-healing process.
Acupuncture originated in China over 5000 years ago. It has since become a widely accepted and respected form of health care. In 2003, the World Health Organization released a report, recognizing a number of disorders that have been successfully treated by acupuncture. Acupuncture offers individuals a holistic approach to illness, which treats both the symptoms and the cause. It also assists in the prevention against disease, offers drug-free pain relief and maintenance of general well-being.
In Chinese medicine, if the flow of Qi becomes blocked or if there is an inadequate supply of Qi, the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order, resulting in disease or illness. Stress, overwork, poor diet, disease pathogens, weather and environmental conditions and other lifestyle choices are all contributing factors. Acupuncture has been proved to be a safe and effective method to encourage the normal flow of Qi and restore balance in the body.
Other types of Acupuncture:
Electro-acupuncture – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles for a gentle continuous stimulation. Auricular acupuncture – Insertion of a small pellet or tiny ear needle on the acu-pressure points of the ear to achieve constant stimulation of the point.
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