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It is rare to find a Western type of modality that does not have side effects if such a modality exists at all.  Acupuncture is an Eastern form of treatment that can boast to have no side effects at all.  It is a 5000-year-old treatment procedure not only effective but a natural form of treatment and very safe to use as well.  The many kinds of benefits of acupuncture are not fully known by a majority of people and this treatment has oftentimes been overlooked and not truly appreciated.

Acupuncture was first historically recorded around 3000 years ago although it was used already thousands of years earlier.  The acupuncturists of yore observed that the body is animated by an energy that has its own network of vessels that allow it to travel through all parts of the body.  They named this chi, which in Chinese means vital force or life energy.  Chi travels throughout the body on invisible energy pathways called meridians and these meridians are connected in one form or another to specific major organs in the body like the lungs, heart, kidneys, etc.  Just over where meridians run are parts in the skin called acupuncture points or acupoints.  These are points that are connected to the meridians and where the needles are inserted during an acupuncture treatment.  The inserted needles affect the flow of chi stimulate the meridians to elicit certain physiological effects.  Today’s technology has made it possible to measure the electrical charges flowing in the body and detect the meridians where the electrical charges flow.

The health problems in the body experiences are due to poor energy flow in the body.  When chi flow stagnates because of a blockage in the meridian, the organs associated with the blocked meridian becomes blood and energy deficient.  This is where acupuncture comes in.  What it does is to remove the blockage or redirect blood and chi flow to restore energy balance and improve blood flow in the body.  Once these are done the body starts to recover from its ailment and pain disappears.  Acupuncture needles which are very thin filform needles are introduced into the acupuoint where the affected meridian is attached to.  The needles help stimulate the central nervous system to release beneficial chemicals to remove pain and improve immune system function.  These all lead to the treatment of disorders and resolution of symptoms.

Because needles are used, people tend to fear acupuncture.  Under the hands of a qualified and skilled acupuncturist the sole thing felt is a slight sensation or sometimes nothing at all when the needles are inserted into the skin.  This slight sensation immediately goes away and replaced by a feeling of comfort and tranquility once the effect of the treatment sets in.

Written by Valerie

September 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 am