What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a health science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body.
Acupuncture has its roots deeply planted in China and experts agree the science is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. Its use spread throughout ancient Egypt, the Middle East, the Roman Empire, and later into Western Europe as merchants and missionaries to China told of the amazing discoveries the people of the Orient had developed. Acupuncture did not become known on a national level in the US until 1971 when diplomatic relations between China and America were relaxed.
At first glimpse, Acupuncture appears strange as its primary notoriety is the utilization of needles placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect a body part.
Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and body structures at over 1,000 “Acupoints”? on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key “Acupoints” on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.
Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from Acupuncture over the course of 50 centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, bot ancient and modern.”
What is Meridian Therapy?
Meridian therapy is the accepted name employed by those who practice the principle of Acupuncture without the use of penetrating needles. Acupuncture is a principle, not a technique. Therefore, there are many ways to stimulate an Acupoint other than a needle, just as there are many different strokes used in swimming. Many practitioners use electronic stimulation, laser beam or pressure massage to treat an Acupoint. The principle of Acupuncture does not change, only the technique.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Far too often in the medical professions, a patient is told after extensive examination, “There is nothing wrong,” “It is all in your head,” or “Sorry, you’ll have to learn to live with it.” The examining doctor unable to find the cause of the problem has little else to tell the patient. Fortunately, many physicians are now referring their patients for an Acupuncture evaluation as a last resort.