Acupuncture therapy is the practice of pricking skin or tissue with fine needles it's usually used for a form of pain relief although it's claimed to have a plethora of other benefits.
When the two forms of Chi yin and yang were out of balance. Prodding certain points would clear the blockages and restore the flow of Chi causing the illness to subside.
Acupuncture also used to treat depression, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking addiction, chronic asthma, smoking rehabilitation, epilepsy, insomnia morning sickness and glaucoma, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and color blindness.
How Does Acupuncture Therapy Work ?
Acupuncture is not an energy medicine. Acupunture is not voodoo, religion or magic and there are no invisible energy meridians. Acupuncture is real physical medicine based on real anatomy, not energy.
Chinese acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine or TCM. Acupuncture is an integral part of TCM and cannot be separated from Chinese medicine theory.
The practice of acupuncture as you may have heard involves the insertion of ultrafine needles into specific points on the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect.
Using TCM you can tap into the body's energy to regulate biological processes. The ancient Chinese developed this form of healing well before its time.
TCM is quantum mechanics four to five thousand years ago. It could be better to say that quantum mechanics which is a modern-day science roughly a hundred years has a theoretical basis within Chinese medicine.
It's hard to describe acupuncture solely in terms of Chinese medicine theory. As most people do not have experience with Chinese medical philosophy.
Acupuncture as a means of the body to stimulate and regulate its own function.
You can think about acupuncture as a strong signal to the brain which suggests to their brain that a certain area or certain function within the body needs immediate attention the human brain is extremely busy with roughly 85 billion to 17 trillion synapses or firings per second.
This is a lot of information being transmitted in an extremely short period of time as a result signals may be lost and biological pathways disrupted.
Acupuncture can focus the brains activity by giving it specific coordinated signals. The type of signal given will depend on what needs to be addressed.
Acupuncture is an extremely dynamic form of healing is in is able to treat a broad spectrum of conditions.
Generally multiple treatments are required to achieve long-lasting effects as each additional treatment will reinforce a new set of signals to the brain.
To ensure that the brain is receiving the proper information different point combinations can be applied to meet one's needs.