Acupuncture is part of a centauries old system called Traditional Chinese Medicine, or T.C.M. Used for all types of diseases and also for strengthening the body’s resistance against infections, this ancient treatment had only one disadvantage, videlicet the needles. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture inserts needles of varying sizes into different parts of the body in energy “hot spots” located along lines that look a tiny like a railway map. These spots are found all over the body, corresponding to and stimulating organs and systems to promote health and recovery from illness. Current developments in technology have found a way to enjoy the health benefits of acupuncture without the drawback of needles.
Home Acupuncture now Available to all
A clever acupuncture device which does away with the necessity of needles, but stimulates the spots directly with a very small electrical charge, brings this nearly perfect system that has no known side-effects to the home treatment arena. Replicating the effect of needles, but not requiring the lengthy study and country measures needed when using them, this device is a very effective addition to the medicine kit, and is small enough to be packed easily for travel.
Acupuncture Gains popularity
From the primeval days, when immigrants brought to their health remedies with them to America, to the last hundred years, acupuncture has fascinated and baffled the medical community, who fully admit they do not know exactly how it works. Fans are just happy to get relief from pain and chronic diseases, and demand has spread so much that many clinics offer it as an substitute or supportive therapy to drugs and surgery. Physicians are finding courses offering certification in acupuncture adds another dimension to their practices. Sports coaches have long known the value of this one-of-a-kind therapy to care for their stars, as it has no side effects and can be used to strengthen muscles as well as heal injuries.
Which Diseases respond well to this treatment?
Acupuncture can offer improvement in nearly all known disease and illness, as well as assisting in weight loss, and strengthening the immune system. Commonly treated health issues include injuries, chronic pain (where it assists in reducing the heavy medication needed) stress related illness and depression.
Getting Started with an Acupuncture Device.
While not strictly necessary, because enough information to get started can be found in the booklet which accompanies apiece acupuncture device, a good basic book covering the theory behind acupuncture and showing all the energy lines, or ‘meridians” as they are known, can be found in the natural health department of local bookstores, health food shops and libraries. Models showing where these lines run, are acquirable from stores specialising in Chinese Medicine. Wall charts, such as are commonly seen at an acupuncturist’s clinic, are found at the same locations.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine still giving relief to millions of patients each year. Results can vary with the illness treated, from nearly instantaneous relief to a slow but gradual overall improvement. Think about giving the system a few months to establish its effectiveness, following carefully the instructions included with your acupuncture device. Even though acupuncture is one of the safest and most effective of therapies currently available, as with any kind of treatment, please consult a professional acupuncturist if you have serious pre-existing health conditions or if you are pregnant. Certain acupuncture spots might have to be excluded in these circumstances.