Uncovering the uses of Acupuncture

Feb 17

Uncovering the uses of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine, and is well known for its effectiveness as a natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions. Just like other branches under Chinese medicine, acupuncture too, is based on the principle that a life force energy flows through the body, and helps keep the different organs functioning properly. This vital life force energy, also known as qi, when undergoes blockages or any imbalances, causes diseases and health disorders. Acupuncture uses tiny needles to stimulate certain points on the body, known as acupoints, which restore the flow of qi through the body, helps it reach all the organs, and promotes health and wellbeing. While acupuncture practices involve the use of needles, which is not to be carried out without professional knowledge and education, you can still reap the benefits of this amazing practice; simply stimulate the acupoints using the tips of your fingers rather than needles- which is nothing but another form of traditional Chinese medicine, which we know today as acupressure. Read on to know more about the use of acupuncture for back pain, acupuncture for arthritis, acupuncture for depression and many other disorders. Acupuncture for back pain It is estimated that around 8 in every 10 people around the world fall prey to some form of back problem in their life, which is concerning. The advancements in medicine and technology have made treatments easier, no doubt; but at the cost of our health. Most of the new treatments and therapies bring with them a good list of side effects. Thankfully, using acupuncture for back pain can guarantee you no side effects. Several studies have found that using acupuncture for back pain was effective in curbing symptoms associated with the condition, and also managed to reduce chronic back pain in patients suffering from the disorder. This probably explains why a lot of people are now restoring to use acupuncture for back pain instead of other treatments. Here are a few acupoints, stimulation of which could help you achieve relief from back pain. Commanding Middle- This point is located in the center, exactly at the back of the knee. This point is more likely to be tender, so make sure you...

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Understanding Acupuncture

Feb 13

Understanding Acupuncture

You may have heard about acupuncture as a treatment for different health conditions, and may have even considered trying it out for yourself. Acupuncture is a popular healing method under traditional Chinese medicine, and if you’re curious about this amazingly effective therapy, look no further- read on to know more about the basics of acupuncture and how you can use it to deal with conditions like tinnitus, fertility, anxiety and acne. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive procedure under traditional Chinese medicine, which involves the use of microscopic needles to stimulate particular points on the body and boost the healthy flow of qi (the life force energy which flows through all the organs of the body, and nourishes them) throughout the body. Skeptics have often compared this healing practice to no more effective than a placebo, however, several studies have confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for various disorders, over which we elaborate further in the article. Acupuncture for tinnitus Tinnitus, commonly known for the typical ringing sensation in the ears, can be irritating and may make it difficult for you to concentrate on important stuff that needs your attention. Using acupuncture for tinnitus, you can almost instantly get rid of that ringing sensation, and without any side effects whatsoever. Basically, tinnitus is believed to arise out of a depleted flow of energy to the kidneys, and acupuncture works by strengthening the kidneys and restoring the flow of energy to them. Here is a simple point you can stimulate using light pressure by your fingers itself. Place the index fingers of each of your hands on the area right beside each ear (where the face meets the ear) and using gentle pressure, glide over this area, looking for indentions or elevations and sensitive areas. Massage these areas for 2-3 minutes. Do not practice acupuncture on yourself using needles- you need to have professional experience to try that. Acupuncture for anxiety Anxiety, stress and depression are common today owing to the fast-paced life. What’s even more concerning is the fact that stress is linked to many health problems, some of them particularly severe. Thankfully using acupuncture for anxiety, stress and other mental problems is a safe and effective method....

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