Acupuncture actually originated from China and it’s a practise that has been there for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves the placing of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at precise points on the body.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture actually originated from China and it’s a practise that has been there for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves the placing of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at precise points on the body. The needles are inserted to various depths. Though, it is not been proven that acupunctures is scientifically proven, however, it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea caused by chemotherapy.
So how does Acupuncture affect your body?
- Acupuncture is known to control pain and ward of the threats posed by it. Also, respiratory disorders such as sinus, common cold, bronchitis and asthma can be effectively treated with acupuncture.
- Conjunctivitis, eye related issues and cataracts are a few of the eye disorders acupuncture can touch upon. For those having a bad toothache, it can be reduced through acupuncture. Also, many bone disorders like stroke, frozen shoulder or Tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis are also alleviated with acupuncture.
- If someone is critical with certain health conditions, then acupuncture can be effective enough to reduce or eliminate the need to take drugs to control pain or symptoms. Furthermore, acupuncture also aids the faster recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress and improved circulation.
- Acupuncture also benefits the underpinning of the immune system function, which helps in resisting the likes of cold, flu, minor infections etc.
- Acupuncture is also beneficial when used alongside other medicine treatments for both acute and chronic disease.
- It also holds promise for treating life-threatening diseases that often develops in hospital intensive care units from infection and inflammation.
Is Acupuncture that effective?
The most common serious injury reported from the needles of acupuncture has been accidental puncture of the lung which also results in a partial collapse. Other most common infection is viral hepatitis which is proven to be a potentially serious infection of the liver. Other side effects also include bacterial infections locally at the site of needle insertion in the skin and elsewhere in the body.
Though, we here in India have various forms of medicinal practises that are herbal and age-old, acupuncture has still a long way to go. Even though it might be a hit in the Western countries and China (formulated there), acupuncture is still far from reach of the Indians.