Definition Acupuncture: The insertion of the tips of needles into the skin at specific points for the purpose of treating various disorders by stimulating nerve impulses. Originally Chinese, this method of treatment is practiced in many parts of the world. www.dictionary.com
Origin of Acupuncture The earliest written record of acupuncture is the Chinese text Shiji in the 2nd century BCE. By the year 1000 acupuncture spread from China to Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other places in East Asia. Acupuncture gained attention in the United States after Richard Nixon visited China in 1972.
Theory Meridians are energetic lay lines that are mapped throughout the human body. Their existence is proved boy the observation of the effect of various pressure points. These are recognized acupuncture pressure points. The Meridian system can be thought of as an energetic distribution network. In acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into the patients body in pre-selected acu-points. The effect of the needling is expected to cause changes in the pattern of the patients energy system.
Acupuncture Treatment helps the following: Neck of Cervical Pain Shoulder, Back, Hip pain Sciatica Anxiety Depression Insomnia Headaches and Migraines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sinus Problems Arthritis and Arthritic Pain Jaw and Face Pain Irritable Bowel Syndrome Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow Sports Injuries Motor Vehicle Injuries Bladder Infection Stress Related Disorders Menstrual and PMS Problems Smoking Addiction Obesity and Weight Control Infertility
Final Thought: “There must be something to acupuncture—you never see any sick porcupines.” Bob Goddard