Acupuncture involves the insertion of ultrafine needles into specific points on the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. The science behind acupuncture healing methods dates back to traditional Chinese medicine and the roots of these practices are based on the principle that most of the ailments are a result of imbalances in the body’s vital energy flow (Qi).
Acupuncture techniques are now being used worldwide to alleviate pain, reduce stiffness and to bring about a balance in your body as a whole.
Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic conditions.
It can treat pain conditions like back pain, neck pain, knee pain, arthritis, digestive disorders and can also treat sleep disorders.
How does Acupuncture works?
There are more than 400 acupuncture points in our body and each standard acupuncture point is located on specific Meridian. Acupuncture Theory works on the principle that the Qi (energy) flows through a network of channels and meridians.
Applying pressure on acupuncture points or stimulating them with fine needles are thought to bring about a balance in the energy flowing through it and also stabilize the energy imbalances within the body.
Health benefits of Acupuncture
There are numerous health benefits of Acupuncture such as:
Stimulates the nervous system
Lowers blood pressure
Secretes the feel-good chemical aka endorphins that reduces depression and stress.
Acupuncture is an extremely dynamic form of healing and is able to treat plethora of conditions ranging from pain to infertility to sleep to stress. Acupuncture can focus the brain’s activity by giving it specific coordinated signals, the type of signal given will depend on what needs to be addressed.
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.