Massage, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Pain Relief.
oVery exotic word isn’t it?
oWhere did it come from?
oWhat does it mean?
oWhy do you need to know about it?
oWhat are the benefits for you?
Acupuncture is a very old Chinese science, which was practiced
successfully and very popularly some 10000 years ago.
During that time, many of the ancient civilizations were practicing
this type of healing as one of the main medicine practices.
Acupuncture became popular in the US in the early ’70s.
Over thousands of years the Chinese have used acupuncture
for a variety of health ailments.
For many years, long before any one of us came to existence,
acupuncture was used as a health remedy for a variety
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine
(TCM), which is based on the concept that there is a continuous
flow of energy (Chi, or Qi in some books) that moves in the human
body, illness is caused when Chi does not flow properly
throughout the body.
This network is continuously “communicating” with the rest
of the body keeping all the functions in complete harmony.
In this way, the nervous, digestive, muscular, etc systems all
coordinate with each other through these network points.
Acupuncturists determine whether Chi is weak, stagnant or
otherwise out of balance, which indicates the points to be
Stimulating these network points actually promotes healing
of the body in the most natural manner. It has been proved
and documented throughout the history of science that
acupuncture has really benefited mankind far more than
all the medicine practices put together.
With traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific
points along the body. The insertion of these needles stimulate
vital points that are found throughout the entire body. Any good text
on natural medicine and acupuncture can give you detailed
analysis of vital points and what the benefits /therapeutic
effects it will give when stimulated.
One of the benefits of acupuncture is pain relief.
Many people use this form of therapy to help relieve a
variety of pains caused by different ailments. When pain
medication is not enough or they simply do not want to
resort to medication, people turn to acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a great way for those who suffer disabling
and chronic diseases or ailments, to finally get some pain
Acupuncture has been regarded as a fast acting
pain relief mechanism that has a long lasting effect. It has
also been shown to promote and accelerate the repair of
tissues. There are some 160 plus conditions that can be
successfully treated by using acupuncture.
There are many benefits involved with using acupuncture
as opposed to other pain relief methods. Possibly the most
popular benefit is that it is drug free. Acupuncture does not
carry the side effects that some pain killers have, such as drowsiness.
Furthermore, it is much safer than other methods as you will not
have to worry about being aware of your surroundings or an overdose.
Acupuncture is used to improve blood circulation to the entire
lumbar region and spinal cord. The increased blood flow
provides greater nourishment to the whole body.
In the next article I will tell you about Acupressure Methods.
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“Acupuncture-Acupressure Practical Guide”.
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