What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been used for over 3,000 years to treat a wide diversity of medical conditions. And now it is helping people all over the world today. Millions of individuals each year got great relief for a surprisingly broad range of symptoms, physically and mentally…

How to do acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a type of therapy involving the placement of tiny, hair-thin needles into certain points on the body to relieve a variety of conditions. 

Those points are invisible in anatomy studies anyway, because those points are on the energy channels (meridians) instead of physical or visible layers, but a talented practitioner could sense them and make them function properly for your recovery!

What`s the secret behind it?

It`s all about Yin-Yang balance theory, the fundamental theory for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)!

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary of "yin" and "yang" force of the life, known as "Qi," pronounced "chi." Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the Ying-Yang!

Qi flows through meridians, or channels, in the human body. These meridians and energy flows are invisible but accessible through around 350 acupuncture points in the body.

Have you ever seen a fact?

Some patients who complain their bodies just feel very uncomfortable, something must be wrong.  But the X-Ray, MRI, Blood Testing or other Hi-technology machines could not even find a clue for their symptoms at all! And so many times these patients have actually got great benefits from the Yin-Yang balance theory and according treatments, usually the acupuncture and or the Chinese Traditional Medicine Herbs!

 

What diseases acupuncture could treat?

To put in a brief way, theoretically and practically acupuncture could manage with most of the chronic symptoms and has good results for many acute symptoms as well, physically and mentally!

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses,including but not limited to the following list:

Musculoskeletal Disorders
• Back and Knee Pain
• Low Back Pain
• Frozen Shoulder
• Sciatica
• Osteoarthritis
•Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic Fatigue
• Sports Injuries and Pains 
• Intercostal Neuralgia
• Cervicobrachial Syndrome
Mental Emotional Problems
• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Insomnia
Neurologic Disorders
• Stroke
• Headache and Migraine
• Trigeminal Neuralgias
• Facial Palsy (Bell Palsy)
• Peripheral Neuropathies
• Meniere’s Disease
• Bladder Dysfunction
• Enuresis(bedwetting)
Respiratory System
• Acute bronchitis
• Bronchial asthma
• Acute sinusitis
• Acute rhinitis
• Common Cold and Flu
• Acute tonsillitis

Eye Disorders

  • Acute conjunctivitis

  • Central Retinitis Myopia 

  • Cataracts

Mouth Disorders

  • Toothache

  • Post Extraction Pain

  • Gingivitis

  • Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasms of esophagus

  • Hiccough

  • Gastroptosis

  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis

  • Gastric Hyperacidity

  • Chronic Duodenal Ulcer

  • Acute Duodenal Ulcer 

  • Acute and Chronic Colitis

  • Acute Bacillary Dysentery

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Paralytic Ileus

Reproductive & Gynecological Conditions

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Premenstrual Syndrome

  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)

  • Spotting and Excessive Bleeding

  • Amenorrhea 

  • Impotence

  • Infertility

  • Incontinence

  • Prostatis

Sources: 1. NIH, Acupuncture, Nov. 3–5, 1997, Vol. 15, No. 52. World Health Organization. Viewpoint on Acupuncture. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1979.