Acupuncture, which can be used to treat a variety of conditions and treatment that stimulates the patient’s body to heal itself, is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. It had originated in China over 2,500 years ago; even some believe it to be as long as 4,000 years.
In acupuncture, irritate the skin and muscles are stimulated by the penetration of thin, metallic, solid needles on the body points also known as acupuncture points, or acupoints and this produces a variety of effects. It causes the system to increase the release of natural painkillers. These natural painkillers, endorphin and serotonin, are out in pain processes in the brain and spinal cord causing pain signal received to change.
in acupuncture Chinese terms Jing luo means middle or channel and Qi (chi) means natural energy or vital energy and Xue mean acupuncture points, or acupoints. It is believed that qi or energy passes through the body through jing Luo or channels or meridians of which there are about 12 major ones and 8 minor ones. The acupuncture points are location meridians or channels are found near the body surface. It may be about 2000 of these acupoints used for various treatments.
There are two common terms in traditional Chinese medicine system. They are the yin and yang. Yin is considered cold, passive or feminine principle while Yang is considered to be hot, active or male principle. They are two opposite forces. A state of harmony is said to be achieved when these two forces are in balance. If there is an imbalance of two, the flow of vital energy or natural energy is blocked and it is believed that all disease and other ailments come about because of this imbalance. This imbalance can occur when a person is depressed, because of sadness, anger or fear, stressed out or when it is very cold, very hot, humid, windy or dry. Factors such as improper diet, fatigue, overwork and too much sex can be this imbalance as well.
acupuncture can restore energy imbalances. This is done by inserting these acupoints with needles which then cause the stimulation causes it to counter the imbalance.
There are relatively few complications with acupuncture but there are certain risks if acupuncture is not used by trained and qualified acupuncture practitioners. Improper use needles could result in certain organs being pierced, fainting, seizures, nerve damage and also the beginning of the infection and also allergy. If the needle is not placed correctly, it can cause soreness and pain. If needles are defective, blunt or if the patient moves, this could also lead to pain. If you have acupuncture when you are pregnant, there is a possibility of harm to the fetus to stimulate the production of adrenocorticotropic hormone and oxytocin affecting the work can take place.
Stimulation of the immune system is said to be brought about by acupuncture. It also affects the release of various hormones involved in helping the body to respond to injury and stress. In cases where the use of Western medicine is said to be very limited, such as chronic pain and drug addiction, acupuncture has shown encouraging results.