Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific areas along the body’s meridians. Real Acupuncture addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a holistic and systems-oriented approach to understanding normal function and disease processes of the body.
Acupuncture originates from China, recent research has shown that we can now confidently move the date of the history of Acupuncture from 200 years BC to at least 8,000 years BP with the domestication of bone needles at Kuahuqiao in Zhejiang Province.
Acupuncture is one part of Chinese medicine. With almost 8,000 years history, Chinese medicine is better practise addresses the healthcare needs of our society. By shifting the disease-oriented focus of medical practice to a more patient-oriented approach, Chinese medicine addresses the whole person and the environment, not just an isolated set of symptoms. It offers a powerful system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease to replace the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century.
Liu. 2006 “Acupuncture originated in Kuahuqiao”. ZHEJIANG LAND & RESOURCES (4):59-60.DOI:10.3969/j.issn.1672-6960.2006.04.022.
According to Chinese philosophy, our physical health relies on the balanced flow of Qi, Blockages in the flow of Qi can manifest as different issues and symptoms. A lot of things will affect the Qi flow in our body. Such as diet, environment and excise. Over thousands of years, Chinese physicians have discovered a system of cyclic flowing in the body along specific pathways called meridians. Each meridian is associated with a particular system and organ. To diagnose the imbalance, practitioners look for patterns through pulse and tongue and by asking questions about the patient’s experience. By needling the points on meridians, it can influence the Qi flows to restore the body’s balance.
Chinese medicine practitioners spend a lot of time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the constitutions, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health issues. They look for a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in the patient body, mind and spirit. In this way, Chinese medicine helps you to take control of your health.
In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO), the health branch of the United Nations published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred conditions were classified into four categories concerning existing evidence.