Acupuncture simply stated is a health science used to treat health problems. Acupuncture has it’s roots deeply seated in China. in fact authorities agree the science is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. Acupuncture did not become known on a national level in the U.S. until 1971. At first glimpse Acupuncture appears strange as its primary notoriety is the utilization of needles placed in the skin at various locations.
Early Chinese Physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures at over1,000 Acupuncture points on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’scirculatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key Acupuncture points on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.
Historians have stated “more people have benefited from Acupuncture over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern
How Does it Work?
The human body’s energy flow courses over 12 meridians or channels that are normally well balanced. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can alter the entire system, producing health problems and symptoms. Acupuncture’s goal is to restore balance and normalcy to the body’s energy balance by utilizing a combination of
Acupuncture points located on the twelve meridians. Medical research continues in this country and others in attempt to explain in western scientific terms what the ancient Chinese seventy centuries earlier. Today many theories have been postulated as to why Acupuncture is so effective. However, as more discoveries are made, more research is indicated.