Traditional Chinese medicine has an illistraneous history spanning 5000 years. Many around the globe are fascinated as well as intrigued by the acupuncture treatment which is not subject to any prescription of medical resource restriction. Acupuncture has been refined, enhanced and further researched, making it a viable research coupled with its illustrious tradition.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique for unblocking chi or qi by inserting needles at particular points on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang. Chi or Qi is an energy that allegedly permeates all things. It is believed to flow through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians. When yin and yang are in harmony, chi flows freely within the body and a person is healthy. When a person is sick or injured, there is an obstruction of chi along one of the meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine has identified some 500 specific points where needles are to be inserted for specific effects.
This amazing therapy has been practiced in China for many millennia.Today, the needles are twirled, heated or even stimulated with weak electric currents, ultrasound or certain wavelengths of light. But no matter how it is done, it is evident that this amazing therapy heals!
A variation of traditional acupuncture is called auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture. It is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the unsubstantiated belief that the ear is the map of the bodily organs. For example, a problem such as the liver is to be treated by sticking a needle into a certain point in the ear that is supposed to be the corresponding point of that organ.
Traditional Chinese Therapies and medicines are not based on knowledge of modern physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy or any of the known mechanisms of healing. Nor is it based on knowledge of cell chemistry, blood circulation, nerve function or the existence of hormones or other biochemical substances. Acupuncture is classified as a therapy using needle devices for a wise and logical means of treatment