Acupuncture is from ancient Chinese medicine, and is one of many procedures of alternative medicine. It begins with the insertion of a needle even finer than human hair. The needle is inserted into strategic points to relieve pressure and pain of the patient. Small pulses of electricity, pressure, laser lights, and heat, can all be used in the same way to create the same effect of acupuncture. Acupuncture dates all the way back to ancient China, and is over 2,000 years old! Aside from its ancient roots, acupuncture these days includes sterilized needles (one-time use) that are stainless steel. Acupuncture needles, unlike regular needles, separate the skin as it’s inserted, rather than tearing the skin apart. A small pinch, or a small amount of light pressure might be felt, but the procedure is actually painless – unlike insulin potentiated therapy.
How Acupuncture Works
Way back when, in ancient China, acupuncturists believed that the energy in your body could be blocked, and that this could create imbalance and ultimately illness and disease. In order to un-block this energy, known as qi, acupuncturists insert the needles to dislodge the blockage of energy, and reopen the channels within the body. Ultimately, this helps regenerate that energy, which is thought to be the source of our life force. To try to rationalize it, a more scientific point of view points out that the stimulation created by the needle projects a signal to the brain, who – in turn – increases blood flow and the beginning of tissue regeneration takes place. Acupuncture can also eliminate inflammation and swelling. Massage lymphatic drainage therapy tends to achieve the same level of stimulation, and rehydration therapy can only benefit every other form of therapy.
Acupuncture is best paired with:
Any therapy requires us to take better care of our bodies, minds, and spirits, and that often means to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Health maintenance is important, and helps prevent future disease and illness. Neglecting one’s mind to only heal one’s body does not showcase total wellbeing. You cannot be fully healthy with a sick mind. It’s important to take good care of all aspects of well being. Adopting a healthier lifestyle could mean eating healthier, making healthier relationships and connections, and reconnecting with whatever makes your spirit soar! Positive thinking is one way to keep a healthy mind. Remember: balance is the one key to maintaining total health!