5 Facts about Acupuncture

April 9, 2017

Did you know that Acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine is one of the main forms of therapy, and has been practiced for at least 2,500 years?

 

There have been many clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture. Most of them show that it treats conditions successfully.  

 

 

Conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems like back pain, neck pain, and others to nausea, migraine headache, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and infertility

 

What does Traditional Chinese acupuncture consist of?

 

It involves extremely fine needles to be inserted into the skin at specific "acupoints." This relieves pain by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are the body's natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin, a brain chemical involved with mood.

 

If you didn't know this, well we suggest you to continue reading to learn 5 facts about Acupuncture. 

 

# 1 Acupuncture is not painful. 

It is rare for  a patient to report feeling any pain after a needle is inserted into his/her skin if so, it will quickly be removed. 

Pain isn't something that should be felt or induced, on the contrary. It is  in fact a common reason acupuncture needles are used in the body is to attenuate pain.

 

#2 Acupuncture's History in China.

 

Did you know that  the Chinese describe acupuncture by the character "Chen", which literally means to prick with a needle? It is a graphic description of this therapeutic technique.  Though, Acupuncture in other words  needle puncture is a European term invented by Willem Ten Rhyne,  Willem Ten Rhyne was a Dutch physician who visited Nagasaki in Japan in the early part of the seventeenth century.

 

#3 There are about 2,000 Acupuncture Points on the Human Body

 

Traditional Chinese medicine hold that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body. These are connected by 20 pathways,  12 which are the main and  8 which are the secondary.  These are called meridians, meridians conduct energy, or qi (which is pronounced "chi") between the surface of the body and its internal organs.

 

 

#4 Acupuncture for the Relief of Arthritis Pain. 

 

Acupuncture is known to be one of the oldest medical procedures in the world.  It originates back to China more than 2,000 years ago. When properly administered, it can have an amazing ability to naturally alleviate  arthritic conditions, which includes pain and inflammation of the joints. Acupuncture suppresses inflammatory disease and it improves the outcome

 

#5 Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Shingles

 Acupuncture can actually help relieve the pain and help in the healing process. ... it can treat the pain associated with shingles, as well as to help boost one's immune system. However, shingles is caused by a virus which cannot be cured

 

Remember If you have any concern come through, or give us a call. We are here to help you Be Well and  alleviate your pain or discomfort.

 

 

 

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