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See the Magic of a Needle in Healing Diseases

By Annphilip Subscribe to RSS | January 5th 2012 | Views:

Acupuncture is one the oldest healing techniques in the world that has the power to improve the quality and duration of a person's life. This medical procedure originated in the northwestern parts of China nearly 2,700 years ago and became popular in the United States in its early 1970's. Now this treatment is used by nearly one-third of the world as a primary health care system to harmonize their body, mind and spirit. The fundamental principle of acupuncture is to treat a person as a whole by addressing his body, mind and spirit and find the root cause of the diseases.

It's really interesting to know the evolution of acupuncture. Thousands of years ago a Chinese soldier approached his doctor for frozen shoulder, but the doctor was not able to cure him though he put all his efforts. So the soldier made it a practice to suffer all his pain, but one day a miracle happened. During a battle, an arrow got struck in the soldier's leg and this cured his frozen shoulder. By hearing this, the Chinese doctor tried this technique in his patients and the treatment refined in the art of acupuncture.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, energy channels, or meridians, are running throughout our body in regular patterns, just like rivers, to feed and nourish our tissues. A hindrance in the movement of these energy rivers will block the flow of energy to that area and regions associated with it. In order to restore the energy flow through the meridians, acupuncturists unblock the obstructions in its path using certain needled called acupuncture needles. So, when a practitioner trigger nerve and muscles with his needle, a person's internal organ imbalance will be corrected, thereby improved digestion, absorption, and energy production activities. The modern scientific explanation for this treatment is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.

One of the common terms used by today's medical practitioners is Medical Acupuncture. This is practiced by doctors who got a license in the Western medicine and training in acupuncture. He can use one or the other approach, or both at the same time as per the need arise in the treatment. Medical acupuncture's application can be seen in areas like health and wellness promotion, preventing illness and treating various medical conditions.

People always associate acupuncture with pain control, but it has got much broader applications than that. Now the World Health Organization also recognized the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including digestive disorders, respiratory disorders, neurological and muscular disorders and urinary and reproductive problems. Many people follow this therapy to resolve physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.

As acupuncture is applicable to a wide range of conditions, people from all walks of life use this traditional treatment for many different reasons. If you are interested in knowing more about this medical procedure then log on to web sites related to this in your home PC connected to service providers like Verizon FiOS internet and collect details as early as possible.

Nowadays this treatment is receiving an increasing popularity in the United States. It has become a habit to go for treatments like this for a variety of conditions like headaches, migraines, back pain and labor pain. Attitude also matters the success of a treatment. So whoever approaches this treatment with a positive attitude experience significantly higher relief of their pain related conditions, compared to those who got a negative attitude. Moreover, people who already undergone this treatment for their primary concern stated that they also got secondary benefits such as healthier appetite, more restorative sleep, more enjoyment of life, better handling of stressful situations etc.

Annphilip - About Author:
Ann is a freelance writer and she is interested in collecting details related to alternative medicines and its effect on human beings. She reads lots of books and browses on her home PC powered by Verizon FiOS Internet.

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