Published on March 27th, 2013 | by Nick Coe0
How Acupuncture Can Heal You
There are myriads of questions surrounding acupuncture and a many misconceptions that may confuse those who are interested in learning more. In the ancient past, acupuncturists used to practice their craft with stones, fish bones and other painful objects but nowadays the needless used in acupuncture are totally safe and thinner than hair; hence painless.
Acupuncture is a modern alternative healing method that is totally safe and has been shown to help with a number of health problems including insomnia and obesity. Acupuncture done before surgeries may in fact have dramatic health benefits (and even render the surgical procedure unnecessary). Even when undergoing surgery, acupuncture can help post-operative with healing the body and supporting the immune system.
Acupuncture has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine and the needles are thought to be used in order to unblock our body’s Qi and establish balance when Qi blockages and deficiencies appear in the Qi channels that run across our bodies. These channels are thought to transfer Qi (or living energy) through our bodies and blockages in them can cause imbalances and health problems.
While western science is still unclear on the efficiency of acupuncture, numerous patients report quantifiable benefits from undergoing acupuncture treatments and their quality of life becomes so improved they even fall asleep during acupuncture sessions. Acupuncture is a holistic approach to healing and it is not uncommon for experienced acupuncturists to ask questions about diet, sleep patterns and other habits before starting treatment. The holistic philosophy behind acupuncture teaches that we need to approach all health problems with the whole body in mind, not just the area that seems to be ailing, as most health problems often have multiple and interlinked causes that can be treated holistically.
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