What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, to various depths, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. After the needle passes through the skin, not hurt, but it will be a dull pain, severe delay or patches like a shock. Crack to flow through meridians, or pathways, indicating that the needle down to the desired point (de qi).
How Do Acupuncture Treatments Work?
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of “yin” and “yang” of the life force known as “qi” pronounced “chi.” Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces.
Western doctors found that Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the release of “Enkephalin and Endorphin,” which helps relieve the pain of “Autocoid (or Autacoid)” that reduces inflammation.
What Ailments Are Commonly Treated with Acupuncture?
Ailments commonly treated with acupuncture are:
- low back pain,neck pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dental pain, spine pain, stiff neck
- headache and migraine,high and low blood pressure,chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, painful periods
- some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer, dysentery, urinary tract infections
- allergic rhinitis, morning sickness
- sprains,tennis elbow
- sciatica, inducing labor, neuralgia, facial pain
- reducing the risk of stroke
- post-operative convalescence
- substance, tobacco and alcohol dependence
- vascular dementia
- whooping cough, or pertussis
- Tourette syndrome
- epidemic hemorrhagic fever