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What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture- A Curative Treatment to Heal Body Ailments

Have you ever heard that "tiny needles" have really cured one's health disease? True, it is possible. Undeniably, you may be thinking that it is only done by doctors when they insert injections using needles. Is this so?

The use of a needle is not limited to a doctor, in fact, there are other practitioner who came up with an innovative use of needles. This practitioner is an "Acupuncturist". Needles used by an Acupuncturist are different from the needles of injections used by the doctors. It is believed that Acupuncture treatment originally started in China and then spread to other European and Asian countries. This is also considered to be the alternative medicine that treats illness of our body. Broadly, to relief pain and to reduce signs and symptoms of disorders and diseases of our body, "Acupuncture" therapy plays a very vital role.

Seeing the day to day health complaints, especially digestion problem, it has also become indispensable that one should choose non-antibiotic method of treatment. And, "Acupuncture" therapy is being considered as a successful treatment that helps a person to stay away from plenty of high-powered supplements, and thus it is effective in healing some health troubles. However, it is also false to say that Acupuncture method can cure everything. Possibly, many chronic diseases like Cancer, HIV, Epilepsy etc. are there which cannot be absolutely treated by this therapy. But, yes the use of Acupuncture can really improve quality of life by decreasing growing symptoms of these diseases. It can control vomiting and nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment, or helpful in reducing night sweats for patients undergoing radiation treatment.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one form of therapy which is used to reduce pain and suffering, and thus it helps to maintain your health . It is said to be the 'alternative medical treatment'. In this therapy, needles are strategically placed or injected on one's body with a purpose of energizing ones Immune system. Acupuncturist uses very thin and fine needles.

This treatment is very popular in China, or in fact originated from China, and now gradually the whole world is accepting this as a fair remedy to eradicate pain. An Acupuncture practitioner believes that this therapy applies concepts of 'vital energy', 'energetic balance' and 'energetic imbalance'. And, to deal with these, he places subtle needles on patients body very consciously. Just as doctors assesses the flow of blood in our body vessels and assesses the travel of our brain's messages in Nervous system, in the same way Acupuncture practitioners monitors the run of vital energy (also known as 'Qi') within its pathways in our body. And, these pathways are considered in medical language as "Meridians". Acupuncture treatment has also proved effective in healing many types of painful condition.

A Choice Of Styles of Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture is not just limited in placing needles on one's body, but also involves many innovative techniques or its different innovative types like Electro Acupuncture, Tui Na, Cupping, and Moxibustion.

Acupuncture treatment developed from country to country with varied ideas and views like "Traditional Chinese Medicine", in China, "Japanese Acupuncture" in "Japan, Korean Acupuncture" and so on.

However, different styles of Acupuncture are used in different countries but the basic principal of this therapy remains the same. Let's have some illustrations of different styles of Acupuncture therapy:-

Traditional Chinese Medicine-A Complete Body Treatment: For both mind and spirit Traditional Chinese Medicine is taken as one of a popular technique in Acupuncture therapy. Not only in China, but also this technique is widely being practised in US. This treatment follows the concept of Qi. Qi is regarded to be a force energy that travels through its pathways or meridians in our body and helps our organs or body parts to work in a right way. Acupuncturist monitors the level of vital energy in our body and thus places needles to maintain the balance of it. This type of treatment also uses 'herbs', which is amalgamated at the time of acupuncture practice. This treatment is very effective in several common health deceases like cold, unnecessary bleeding, digestion problem, extreme stress or etc.

Japanese Acupuncture

This style of Acupuncture is quite different from the Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it uses the fewer and thinner needles with less stimulation.

Classical Acupuncture- A therapy uses season-cycle and five-element:Western people consider Classical Acupuncture form an ordinary technique. Other name of this treatment is 'Five-Element Acupuncture', because it corresponds to the Chinese season-cycles (summer, Harvest, Fall, Winter, and Spring) and five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood) of nature. Classical Five Element Acupuncture therapy applies the needles only.

Auricular Acupuncture:Mostly to control the severe pain in any body organ and to reduce addictions of alcoholic substances, Auricular Acupuncture method will work well here. In this technique, ears are chosen for the needle points.

Trigger Point Acupuncture: This type of acupuncture makes points on tight muscles of body called trigger points. Acupuncturist injects an ultra-thin, single-use acupuncture needle into the muscle. This technique produces localized involuntary twitching that fatigues the tight muscle and reduces tightness.

Electro Acupuncture: If you really want to see reduction of severe pain in any of your body part or you are suffering from inflammation and swelling, then Electro Acupuncture can be useful for you.

Further, other modern techniques of Acupuncture therapy are being researched all over the world. But the existing methods of this therapy are not far behind from success. Here's an important thing, whenever you choose any Acupuncturist, it is important to know that the practitioner should be skilled and well-qualified or posseses a satisfactory academic degree from any recognized medical college of Oriental Medicine.

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