The ancient peoples knew things about the human body that modern man has forgotten. This article “Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing” looks at one of those things. There are additional links to other sites that will offer additional information regarding acupuncture below.
Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing — Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Acupuncture
Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing – What is Acupuncture?
For many people they have heard the work “acupuncture” but really don’t know what it is. Acupuncture is an ancient healing method that uses the insertion of hair thin sterile needles into specific acupoints on the body. These points are located at various points around the body that correspond with invisible channels that allow Qi or vital energy to flow. If the Qi in your body is allowed to flow free from blockage pain and disease will disappear. Acupuncture will help to dissolve those blockages and promote healing. Many times acupuncture practitioners will use heat or electro stimulation to enhance the effects.
Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing – How Does Acupuncture Work?
In recent years, research done in the West has shown that the use of acupuncture helps to stimulate a user’s brain so that the brain produces natural opiates or endorphins. This helps to counteract pain in the body. The body is better able to heal itself when we are relaxed. Additional benefits include improved circulation of blood, reduced muscle tension and better digestion just to name a few.
Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing – Is Acupuncture Painful?
Acupuncture is not painful. You will feel a sensation of warmth or a tingling but no pain. The needles are as thin as horse hair and there is nothing that is injected into your body. The needles remain for twenty to thirty minutes.
Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing – Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes when performed by a person who is a qualified practitioner.
When diver Ana Caicedo was 12 years old she suffered a traumatic injury after hitting her head on the diving board. For several years post-traumatic migraines kept her out of school and in the hospital. In 2008, after growing frustrated with her worsening symptoms, she turned to alternative medicine. Now, at age 18, she says she has “arrived at good health because of acupuncture.”
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