Chinese Acupuncture Benefits

There are many benefits of chinese acupuncture. This is a method with a lot of history. We want to show you some of the benefits and the history of Acupuncture. Learn more about it and give it a try. It might just save your life!

Chinese acupuncture has become one of the most popular medicine treatments lately and is widely accepted in America and Europe. In 1979 it was acknowledged as an equal branch of medicine by the World Health Organisation.  Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) along with reflexology, phytotherapy, thaiji quen, that has been practiced in China for more than 2000 years.

Did you know that in ancient China every big estate had its own doctor?

The doctor was paid to take care of the family while they are healthy- his main job was to prevent illness.

In order to explain the benefits of Chinese acupuncture we first have to say something about the whole TCM concept.

Chinese philosophy and way of life is based on the Yang and Yin concept –two opposite principles that created and control the Universe.

Yang-the male principle represents energy, warmth, fire,  Sun, heaven, external, everything that is bright while Yin -a  female principle stands for internal, cold, earth, Moon, water, everything that is  dark. Human body represents microcosm and hence, every organ is classified according to its Yin and Yang characteristic.

Another concept is also important for understanding Chinese acupuncture- it’s a concept of Qi- vital, life energy. The Qi runs through human body via a network of channels named “meridians” and brings fresh energy to inner organs. When a person is healthy Yin, Yang and Qi are in balance.

An acupuncturist keeps this balance by putting needles into specific dots on our body.

By doing so, he stimulates energy centres and improves the flow of Qi.

However, due to lifestyle, diet and other factors, it often happens that Qi can’t flow freely, it gets blocked and then the illness occurs. Unlike western medicine which cures the symptoms of disease, Chinese acupuncture focuses on removing the cause of illness. Apart from this, no drugs are used during the treatment. How?

The main duty of acupuncturist is to unblock the Qi. Since every organ is connected to another one, he cures the whole body not only the ill organ. The Qi can get stuck in one place but cause pain in another part of the body. It often happens that, while treating one organ, a damage to another one is brought.

Because of this holistic approach to healing, the benefits of Chinese acupuncture are proven when it comes to sick conditions like: sinusitis, headaches, migraine, constipation, bronchitis, asthmas, insomnia, different types of skin diseases, diabetes, haemorrhoids, neuralgias, infertility and so on.

E.g. you’ve decided to try out acupuncture because you suffer from horrible migraines. The acupuncturist will first examine your face, skin color, posture and tongue. Then he will listen to your breathing. During the third phase of examination he will inquire about your lifestyle, habits, history of illness in your family, etc.

The last phase consists of examining you abdomen, feeling your pulse and Qi points along meridians. After this he will start the treatment.

When the healing process begins it is possible that you’ll feel like your sickness got worse.

This is normal and it happens because Qi flow is unblocked and is getting back into balance. However, after a few days you will notice that not only that migraine had stopped but that you sleep better, and problems with sinusitis and constipation are far behind you. While treating migraine the cause of other tree problems has been removed too.

This is only a small part of the story about the benefits of Chinese acupuncture. You don’t have to wait to get ill if you want to try it. Just remember that acupuncture can be used as prevention too. Ask some of your friends that have already tried acupuncture, they’ll tell you more about their personal experience with it.

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