Even hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, the Chinese as a way to relieve stress and to experience a natural approach that enables the body to heal itself were already practicing acupuncture. Acupuncture is a very important part of what is known as traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which integrated all-natural modalities for the treatment of disease and the maintenance of health of the individual. Some modalities such as moxibustion and herbal-based medicine can be applied with acupuncture to maximize the treatment process, to relieve mental and physical stress and to strengthen body defenses.
Historical records show that the ancient Chinese people were living amazing long lives; lives not lived bedridden but filled with vitality and vigor. This is millennia ago, way before the beginning of modern Western medicine. When one sees what is incorporated into TCM, organic products, herbs and acupuncture for the treatment of disease, one perceives the virtues of a natural way of living as opposed to a life filled with emotional and physical stress.
Acupuncture spawned from the union of Taoism and naturalist philosophy and so it has some spiritual aspects in its treatment approach. This spiritual dimension is a way to explain an invisible force in the body that causes the body to live, grow and weaken. This type of belief does not seem compatible to Western medical science that relies in empirical proof of things. From this merger of Taoism and naturalism acupuncture was developed to restore imbalances of the force called chi. The flow of chi in the body is what makes the body healthy and grow and if this flow gets impeded in some way the body weakens and illnesses arise. The key to long life, according to TCM, was to prevent any impediments from arising that would obstruct chi flow and by placing needles into specific sites in the body could remove any obstacles to the flow.
Chinese herbs mixtures are widely assorted and many of them can be exact remedies for specific conditions. Many of these herbs are so potent that a tiny amount is enough to entail a substantial therapeutic benefit. Because of the ridiculous amounts of side effects to be gotten from pharmaceutical medications, more and more people are now trying out acupuncture and herbal medicines in Bellmore to wean themselves off these medications.
Regular acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine, or a combination of both can result in better energy and memory.
New does not always mean better. Modern medications being offered by the pharmaceutical companies because of their side effects can never compare with acupuncture or herbal medicine because of the latter two’s safe therapy. If one wants to avail of a long and healthy life, then TCM, particularly, acupuncture and herbal medicine are ways to that end.