Acupuncture is one of the most widely used healthcare practices in the world. This is due to its effectiveness in pain management and treatment of various illnesses and medical conditions. It is regarded as a leading alternative therapy.
Acupuncture treatment involves the use of fine pins (or acupressure, cupping, electro acupuncture) that are inserted into specific points in order to stimulate and promote healing. It is used to treat a wide range of medical conditions by rebalancing the energy within acupuncture points and meridians. Depending on the health problem, acupuncture could be combined with other therapies and techniques in order to obtain the best possible results.
Generally, illness and lack of wellbeing is due to continual exposure to various stresses such as physical, mental, emotional, chemical (pollution) or weather conditions. These stresses will weaken our bodies, causing certain signs and symptoms to arise. Acupuncture can be very effective in treating health conditions in their early stages. Western medical tests, done at this stage of illness, will most likely not show any results, despite the fact that you are experiencing all these signs and symptoms (energy level). If this exposure is allowed to continue long enough, it will start to impact your physical body and therefore will show up in future tests. Why wait for this late stage of illness when complications may occur, when you can act sooner and fix the problem.
It is important to note that both alternative and western medicine have their limits. Only together they can provide what is necessary for the best healthcare practice.
The World Health Organisation is actively involved in gathering information on acupuncture clinical trials providing results on effectiveness in treatment of certain medical conditions.
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