We can’t talk about acupuncture practice without first acknowledging its origin.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice which has been performed in China, Japan and other Asian countries for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest healing techniques in the world.
What it Does
The general theory behind it is to repair the natural flow of energy through your body. It is believed that disruptions in your energy flow or life force are responsible for disease and pain.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture is believed to balance your flow of energy by stimulating specific pressure points of your body by inserting extremely fine needles in strategic areas close to the skin. These pressure points across the body are referred to as the Meridian System.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view acupuncture as a way to activate nerves, muscles and connective tissues. It is often used for pain management because it increases blood flow and activates your body’s natural pain defense mechanisms.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain in your muscles and joints
- Control nausea or vomiting after chemotherapy or dental work
- Lower back pain
- Stroke rehabilitation
Many chiropractors practice this as well as alternative medicine practices. Many people seek this type of treatment when western medicine has been unsuccessful or in conjunction with other medical treatments.
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