Acupuncture St Helens is a 5000 year old Chinese medical treatment that has slowly but surely been integrated into Western medicine in just a span of a few decades. With the integration came the translation of terms such chi, stagnation, yin and yang, etc. These terms are foreign to the mind of those who were trained in the Western sciences and taught to think the scientific method way.
Western science explains acupuncture through the disciplines of physiology and physics. There are electrical and electromagnetic forces operating in the human body. The brain uses electrical waves to send out neural commands and the heart utilizes electromagnetic energy to keep itself beating. The body itself has numerous energy vessels called meridians which transport very mild electrical energy all over the body. One can call meridians part of the “electrical system” of the body. Meridians often are located near blood vessels and neural pathways and these three often work together to keep the body in good shape. The electrical pulses in the meridians are very hard to observe but when they work, one can see their effects. Meridians can now be seen through infrared imaging and they appear more transparent than the surrounding tissues, which looks more opaque.
Energizing a meridian alters the energy in the body and this helps produce and secrete specific nutrients and chemicals inside the body. The nutrients and chemicals released help in the removal of swelling and pain and the secretion of tranquility-generating chemicals and neurotransmitters (serotonin, endorphins, etc.). The beauty of all these is that no external chemical stimulus is used to make these all happen, thus there are no harmful side effects experienced.
Acupuncture has proven beneficial for the treatment of many kinds of diseases. It does not act as a palliative but addresses the symptoms as well as the underlying cause of the disorder. It is frequently used as a treatment for stroke, autoimmune disorders, infertility, pain, menopause, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia and headaches.
Electricity and electromagnetic energy permeates the whole universe. In fact, these 2 energies are what generate the galaxies, quasars, black holes and stars. Acupuncture has learned to control these energies in the human body and use it for the positive contribution to human health. Acupuncture is a very effective and safe way of treating health disorders. It induces self-healing of the body and improves wellness and vitality in the human being. Modern science will keep on studying this millennia old treatment to help utilize it as a treatment for other kinds of health problems. The future looks promising for acupuncture treatment and with new modern techniques like electromagnetic wave therapy and laser acupuncture, the use of needles for treatment need not be mandatory anymore.