The Benefits of Acupuncture
Conventional medicine has its place in our society. In that there is no doubt. But slowly, people have been looking into alternative methods and means of curing the various conditions that they ail from. Acupuncture is one such alternative course of action. How often do you simply reach for your prescribed or self-administered painkillers when you get that incessant migraine? How many times have you been to the doctors complaining of back pain? Chronic pains are some of the main reasons as to why people seek medical attention. But for all the drugs you take, sometimes the pain simply won’t go away.
Alternative Medicine is here to stay
That is why you need to give alternative methods a trial run. With our acupuncture regime, not only do you get to be handled by some of the best qualified practitioners, but you also get advice on how to manage and even prevent further pain. Here is a brief history of acupuncture and how it can make the biggest difference in your life as far as pain relief is concerned.
History of acupuncture
How Old is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture as a form of therapy originates from China. Records and borderline myth states and shows that it has been practiced in the East for thousands of years. From China it spread to other parts of the world and records show that Europe has been practicing acupuncture for hundreds of years. During the last half of the twentieth century, it became widely spread through Canada, Western Europe and the United States. Acupuncture as a practice involves inserting needles into a patient’s body at different points and to different depths. These various pressure points are located on meridians through which vital energy courses through our bodies.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
According to traditional Chinese, the overall health of human beings is a result of a fine harmonious balance of what is known as the ‘yin and yang”. These are complementary extremes of the life force known as chi. This chi uses certain pathways to flow through our entire bodies. These pathways are the meridians we were talking about earlier. There are 350 points on the human body through which you can conveniently access these pathways. These are the acupuncture points. According to the Chinese, when there is an imbalance in the forces within us, we fall sick or feel pain. The art of acupuncture operates on the belief that when needles are inserted at these points at the right depth and places, then the force can be coaxed back into balancing itself out thus restoring the body’s health and wellness.
Modern science explains acupuncture as the stimulation and manipulation of nerves, connective tissue and muscles.
What are Acupuncture Points?
It is believed that the 350 acupuncture points are the places where these nerves can be stimulated with the most effect. Western acupuncture practitioners believe that the correct stimulation of these points increases blood flow and also triggers the activation of our body’s own natural painkillers and healing powers.
The benefits of acupuncture
As already stated, acupuncture is used as a means of bringing you pain relief and harmonizing your body’s natural energy. The reason more and more people are turning to acupuncture as a form of treatment is because:
When performed by a qualified practitioner, acupuncture is one of the safest methods of treatment. – It just so happens that acupuncture is a very effective combination treatment. – It acts as a very viable alternative for those of us who have developed a tolerance for pain medication or simply just do not respond to it.
Acupuncture is a very useful and viable alternative for those who do not like taking medication and are more inclined towards alternative treatment regimes. – It has very few side effects. These side effects include: Not safe for people using blood thinners or who have a bleeding disorder. There also might be slight soreness at the point of insertion.
When you visit our facility, our practitioners will give you a thorough examination in order to determine the best way to go about your healing process. With acupuncture, you can expect the needles to be in place for no more than 20 minutes. After which, you will work hand in hand with our qualified staff to achieve the best possible results from your treatment. Any necessary advice shall be accorded and should you need any further help, our doors are always open.