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Acupuncture Bellingham an Ancient Health Remedy

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical tradition of promoting health. It is one of the oldest known form of medical treatment first practiced around 5 millennia ago.  The present day Bellingham acupuncture procedure has evolved being different in approach than ones used in ancient times but basically the same principles are followed as before.  If you are considering availing of this treatment, you should know that its procedures are entirely different from Western medical treatments.  Acupuncture differs with Western style of treatment since it does not use Western pharmaceutical medications and instead of pills and tablets, it uses filform needles inserted at various points in the body to heal a sick person.

The points inserted with acupuncture needles are called acupuncture points or acupoints for short.  These points were along time ago mapped by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and are the areas where energy pathways called meridians are located just underneath the skin.  Acupuncture has a solid track record spanning 4,000 years of effectively treating conditions like migraines, headaches, asthma, allergies and gastrointestinal problems to name just a few.  Also, it is very effective in treating extreme emotional conditions such as anxiety, depression and various forms of emotional disorders.

Researchers studying acupuncture say that that acupuncture can be utilized for conditions that were thought to be beyond the capabilities of acupuncture to remedy.  Acupuncture can be used to treat a condition as well as to improve or maintain the good overall health of a person.  Under the hands of a qualified and experienced practitioner, acupuncture is a very safe and painless procedure, much safer than surgery or drugs.

The modern day acupuncturist works in a sterile and clean office with an environment that makes the patient feel comfortable and relaxed.  The patient needs to query the practitioner regarding his credentials, experience and training to ascertain if he is in safe hands.  Besides asking these important details the patient also needs to ask the acupuncturist on how and what exactly what he will be doing during the procedure.  This can help the patient understand why needles are needed for the treatment and why a specific point in the body is chosen to be inserted with a needle.  The patient may see acupuncture in a totally much more positive light and will appreciate this unique treatment even more.

There is no doubt that acupuncture is popular worldwide.  The World Health Organization lists dozens of illnesses and ailments that acupuncture can effectively treat which is an accomplishment no other known modality can equal much less surpass. It can also be used as a complementary treatment to bolster the results of other modalities.  Acupuncture can substantially boost the efficacy of medications and help clean the body of toxins these medications carry to prevent or lessen side effects.

Written by Valerie

September 17th, 2012 at 3:45 am