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Acupuncture Palm Harbor a Part of Western Medicine

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You may not like it but needles are the most essential instruments in Palm Harbor acupuncture treatment.  This procedure is ideal for the treatment of a large number of health conditions that many individuals do not care at all the slight sensation they may feel after the needles are introduced into their bodies because they know that it’s all worth it.  The end result in exchange for the miniscule discomfort is the relief of their pain and the resolution of their illness.

Acupuncture is actually a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has existed for over 5 millennia.

The process if inserting filiform needles into the body may seem painful but under a qualified and experienced acupuncturist, it is not.  Adherents of acupuncture will tell you that more often than not the insertion of the needles are not even felt at all and some do feel a numbing or tingling sensation upon the needles insertion into the skin.  The body part where needles are applied are known as acupuncture points or acupoints for short.  Just underneath these acupoints are where energy vessels called meridians are located.  The body possesses a dozen primary meridians which associate to certain parts and major organs of the body.  Acupuncture often is used for the treatment of headache, neck pain and arthritis.  It also is effective in weight loss.

Decades ago, acupuncture was not taken seriously by Western medical professionals and it was considered pseudo medicine bordering on quackery.   The major argument was that acupuncture points had no anatomical or histological basis in Western medicine.  Whilst degrading this ancient procedure, more and more people were becoming discontented with what Western medicine has to offer and they have begun trying alternative natural modalities like acupuncture.  Being a safe and effective procedure, more people have now turned to acupuncture as  their first choice in treating their painful ailments and in treating many types of behavioral and chemical addictions.

A balance on energies of yin and yang translates to a healthy person.  Yin and yang are elements found in chi and they are akin to the positive and negative forces in electricity with yin being the negative principle and yang the positive.  To maintain energy balance, blood and chi need to flow freely throughout the body so that the body is furnished constantly with nutrients and energy. However, blockages in the meridians occasionally arise stagnating the flow of chi and blood which will lead to nutrient and energy deficiency.  This is where acupuncture comes in; it either redirects the flow of chi and blood or removes the blockage that has developed in the meridians. Once the flow is reestablished the body gets supplied again with energy and nutrients to make it healthy and strong once more.

Written by Valerie

September 17th, 2012 at 3:46 am