Medical Acupuncture

AcupinctureToday, many people use natural ways to cure illnesses that don’t cause side-effects.

Acupuncture has recently become very popular, but it has been practiced by Chinese doctors for over two thousand years.

Acupuncture involves pushing fine needles into the skin at special acupuncture points around the body. Ancient Chinese philosophers believed these points were connected to different organs – such as the heart or lungs – and that the needles could cure diseases and provide pain relief for various medical conditions.

The technique of acupuncture is based on the belief that the inserted needles unblock “Qi”, the vital energy. “Qi” flows throughout the body along fourteen main meridians and balance the opposing forces that are called “yin” and “yang”. It is important to maintain these forces in harmony. When “yin” and “yang” are not balanced,”Qi” can’t flow freely within the body and a person gets ill.

Nowadays, scientists think that the needles make the body produce a chemical called “endorphin”. This helps to reduce the feeling of pain.

Today, acupuncture is used in many countries, and studies show that it works. Acupuncture is widely used for treatment of a vide variety of disorders. These include:

  • Respiratory diseases, e.g. rhinitis, bronchitis, asthma, common cold;
  • Eye disorders, e.g. poor eyesight, cataract, acute conjunctivitis;
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, e.g. diarrhea, gastritis;
  • Gynecological disorders, e.g. PMS, menopause, impotence, infertility;
  • Immune disorders, e.g. allergies, hepatitis, Candida;
  • Psychological disorders, e.g. stress, insomnia, anxiety;
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, e.g. arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms;
  • Neurological disorders, e.g. headaches and migraines;
  • Athletic injuries;
  • Skin disorders;
  • Addiction to smoking, alcoholism, drugs.

Traditional Chinese practitioners have also been using acupuncture as an anesthetic in major operations. Patients are awake and know what is happening in the operation but they feel little or no pain.

 

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