One of the oldest civilizations, the Chinese, developed the healing art of Acupuncture. The development of Acupuncture spans thousands of years and is based on the concept that when you cut or hurt yourself, the brain sends healing energy and ‘chemicals’ to that specific area of the body. The Chinese theorized that you could ‘trick’ the body into self-healing by simply inserting a small needle into the meridian areas that correspond to the affected area. These areas are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body. The healing results of the therapy of Acupuncture rely not only on these points but also on the appropriate combinations of them.
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Acupuncture stimulates and increases blood flow while activating the body’s natural painkillers which is why many patients of the therapy notice their pain or other discomfort relieved.
The therapy facilitates the natural balance of the body in a process they call qi (pronounced ‘chee’). This process is the brain activating the body’s own healing systems contributing to natural healing, disease prevention, and improved function.
Therefore, Acupuncture aims to assist people in achieving balance, or qi, and, as a result, provide relief for many ailments. Currently, the World Health Organization recognizes over 200 health conditions that are treated effectively with Acupuncture. Some common conditions proven to respond to Acupuncture Therapy are Oncology Support, Respiratory diseases, Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis, Neurological disorders, Gastro-Intestinal disorders, and many more.
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