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« on: December 23, 2015, 10:45:34 am »
What is acupuncture, where does it come from and how does it work?

The ancient Chinese theory is that the body has its energies circulating in main channels much like blood does in blood vessels. These energy channels are called meridians and according to the traditional believes these are divided into 12 main channels. Most of them pertain to vital organs in the body such as the heart, the stomach, the liver ... etc. and these regulate different functions in the body. Briefly stated inserting the needle at various points on the body the relating channels energy is affected, regulating the flow to that specific organ thus regulating its function.

Although acupuncture has been used in Asia for thousands of years it is still very much alive and part of the main stream medical treatment. It is also becoming more and more popular in the Western countries and more of them require an actual degree for practitioners to legally treat patients. Acupuncture is natural with no or very little side effects, safe, cost effective and also proven to be effective for a number of illnesses.

Many people who have not much knowledge about acupuncture are afraid of needles mostly due to fear of pain, however acupuncture needles are very fine with thickness as human hair therefore creating no or barely any sensations. Acupuncture is also very effectively used on animals, some race horse owners do not let any other healers to their horses but an acupuncturist.

There are also alternate methods to needles such as laser acupuncture which is widely used for treating addictions such as smoking or drinking or moxibustion or cupping. Please read more about these on our forum.

Some important links:
 The Japanese Society of Acupuncture
 The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (USA)
 Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association
 European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association
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