Many have wondered and here it is:
According to “The Acupuncture Answer Book”: Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine, but its practical principles and methods are easily understood:
#1 - Fourteen major energy channels called meridians course through the human body including the head, arms, hands, legs, feet, torso, and internal organs.
#2 - A subtle energy called Chi circulates via the meridians to all parts of the body, even the most remote cells.
#3 Chi is the vital force, the presence of which separates the living from the dead. Its balanced, unimpeded flow is critical to sound health.
#4 - Any misdirection, blockage, or other derangement of the amount, flow, or balance of Chi may result in pain, dysfunction, and ill health.
#5-With Acupuncture needles, the acupuncturist stimulates certain points (acupoints) along the course of the meridians. Such stimulation helps restore the normal balance and flow of Chi so organs and bodily systems can work together in harmony as intended. This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.
Another common question: Are Acupuncture’s Results Due to Hypnotic suggestion?
Any form of therapy carries the potential of a positive psychosomatic (mindbody) response. However, the highly successful use of acupuncture in veterinary medicine demonstrates that hypnotic suggestion plays no role in acupuncture healing. It’s important to keep in mind through, that Chinese medicine is guided by a fundamental belief in the whole body concept of health which involves the inseparable relationship of the body, spirit, emotions, mind. Video of acupuncture with animals is belows:
Does it hurt?
not at all…because acupuncture needles are made to activate and acupuncture point just under the skin so they are very thin. In face, you can fit 5-6 acupuncture needles into an average hypodermic (doctor’s) needle. Most people are surprised to see just how thin the acupuncture needles actually are. They are about the thickness of a hair and flexible enough to tie into a knot.
Keep a look out for answers next week on:
Meridians, what are they?
Chi, what is it? What does it do?
What are the main objectives of Acupuncture treatment?
What happens when the flow of chi is blocked?
What can be done about blocked, unbalanced chi?
How does the flow of chi become blocked or unbalanced?
What to expect during your visit.
and much more.