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Acupuncture St Helens Benefits

August 14, 2011

For over 4000 years, the Chinese have relied on their unique kind of treatment.  They hold the body in high regard and believe that the body is attuned to the natural world.  It is nature that gave the body the energy balance it needs to remain healthy and grow.  Hence, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a natural type of medicine was developed to address the imbalances that arose whenever the body suffers from energy deficiency or excess.

The energy referred to is called Qi or chi, which means vital force or life energy flows throughout the body like blood.  This energy uses pathways called meridians to allow chi to flow all over the body.  TCM believes that hundreds of pressure points just below the surface of the skin connect to the meridians that in turn connect to major body parts or organs.  These pressure points also known as acupuncture points or just acupoints are where acupuncture needles are applied to heal a certain disorder.

Acupuncture St Helens is such a versatile treatment that it is used to treat disorders of all the body systems (circulatory, endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, neuromusculoskeletal, excretory, etc.).  A qualified and experienced acupuncturist would know the acupoints that correspond to the organs and parts of these body systems and this knowledge can only be gained from years of applied healing experience.

For those who are not familiar with this type of treatment, the theory behind acupuncture is that the needles rectify energy imbalances in the body allowing the body to naturally heal itself.  The treatment addresses the underlying cause of the symptoms and not merely addresses the symptoms.  This fact makes acupuncture superior to medications.  Also, acupuncture can be a supplementary modality to other treatment modalities already applied on the patient.  Chemotherapy, for example, acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of nausea and vomiting caused by the so-called therapy.

Acupuncture works as well as deep tissue massage in the removal of tension and stress and its effects lasts longer than deep-tissue massage.  One of the most important benefits of acupuncture is that it does not cause any untoward side effects something again medications do.  One thing one notices with drug commercials is the first part of the ad introduces the drug to what it does and how it solves one’s health problems; the other half then lists the untoward side effects these drugs can cause a person after using them for awhile.

The reason the body becomes weak and sick is due to the stresses of life, diseases and other negative factors that causes the body to suffer from energy deficiency.  Acupuncture is a good remedy for this and it can effectively relieve all kinds of pains and ailments in the body.