The inventors of acupuncture are the ancient Chinese. Acupuncture is not beholden to the established system and the empirical ways of the Western scientific method and that is why it can not be proven by Western science or respected by many self-styled medical experts. Some scientists studying acupuncture conclude that no histological and anatomical basis exists to prove that acupuncture truly works in it claim to treat illnesses and pain. They believe that not being able to prove the existence of concepts like the meridians or Bellevue acupuncture points means that acupuncture is cannot really treat a sick person.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes that the body has around 2000 acupuncture points or simply acupoints and 14 major meridians crisscrossing these points. Twelve of the 14 meridians are connected to the major organs of the body. The meridians are pathways of an energy force the Chinese call chi and it travels all over the body using these meridians. Chinese medicine believes that the normal and free flow of brings a person to good health. Whenever chi flow is blocked or stagnates for whatever reason, this causes an imbalance in energy the affected body parts. The result will be sickness and/or pain. By means of needles and other tools, acupuncture treatment strives to reestablish normal chi and blood flow and balance the energy in the body helping the body to recover and be relieved of pain. Acupuncture is quite potent for the relief of pain. It can be used for pain injury, post-surgical pain, rheumatic and arthritic pain, menstrual pain as well as backache. Some techniques also components of TCM can be used along with acupuncture for treatment of disorders. These can include laser treatment, moxibustion, herbs, massage and others. Herbal medicine is often the choice treatment used by acupuncturists to complement acupuncture. The chi consider chi as equal to life itself. They view the kidneys and lungs and the energy derived from nutrients create the essence of chi. Acupuncture the normal flow of chi ensuring that it’s neither fast nor slow since both paces result will result in sickness. Acupuncture is a proven safe and effective procedure with no side effects at all.
The needles used in acupuncture often cause fear and concern in people. Acupuncture is not only safe but is surprisingly quite painless. The patient may feel some slight tingling sensation when the needles are inserted into the skin. The sensations often vanish immediately once the effect of the treatment takes affect. The needles are very thin and non hollow and are not like the ones used by hospitals. Acupuncture was introduced in the United States in the 1970’s. It is now a quite popular form of alternative treatment in the country.