In spite of it being more than 3000 years old, there are still a lot of people who know little or nothing about acupuncture. Even in the Untied States where acupuncture was introduced in the 1970’s not very many people would claim knowledge regarding acupuncture. Acupuncture is a healing tradition practiced in China and the Far East for a number of millennia. It is about the insertion of needles in various parts of the body to elicit healing. In spite of it being a relatively novel medical approach for many people, acupuncture is still one of the most popular forms of alternative treatment in the world.
Acupuncture is a part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). TCM has been providing numerous health benefits for the Chinese and other Asian people for thousands of years. With the rising discontent for Western medicinal approaches, essentially because of its tendency to treat only symptoms and because Western medications almost always cause serious side effects, TCM and acupuncture has been rising in popularity in the West because of its natural (acupuncture and TCM does not cause side effects) and safe approach.
Applying needles into certain portions of the skin causes electromagnetic and biochemical reactions in the body that helps relieve pain and treats various kinds of ailments and disease. According to TCM, the points in the body where the needles are inserted are called meridians. If one has joint or body pain, considering acupuncture could be the best choice one can make. The body has twelve meridians, which are associated with the major body organs. Liver, lungs and kidneys are some of the organs that connect to the meridians.
Acupuncture is probably the best treatment for those suffering from chronic headaches, back pain or arthritis. It is also a popular way to lose weight and many acupuncturists are now offering weight loss programs. Even being subjected to cynicism and ridiculed as pseudo medicine, acupuncture still provides satisfactory relief and treatment for people’s health issues.
If one is planning to avail of acupuncture treatment, it is vital to go to a highly recommended and reputable acupuncturist. If one has zero percent knowledge of acupuncture, researching in the World Wide Web can very much help into familiarizing oneself with what acupuncture is about and can do. Normally, a person who has done enough research will always come to the conclusion that acupuncture is a better health solution than medications. One can also get recommendations from a physician, family or friends who may have been availing of acupuncture treatment themselves. Acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment. It is a natural treatment without any worries of suffering from side effects later on. Acupuncture is not only a treatment for pain or ailments; it can also be used to treat all types of chemical and behavioral addiction.