What is acupuncture? What are the benefits of acupuncture? How does acupuncture work?
Eastern cultures have long known that there are certain points on the body that coincide with our organs, our well being, and our physical and mental health. These points are generally known as pressure points. By pressing these points on our bodies, we can heal ailments and other maladies that plague us. That's what these Eastern cultures believed but they took it a step further. Instead of just pressing on these pressure points, they found out that if you insert needles into those points, the healing is faster and more powerful.
Acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years as a way to cure people. Two centuries ago, they didn't have medicine or Tylenol to help cure headaches. They had to use what they knew. And they knew that acupuncture worked to cure many ailments.
The process begins with the patient lying flat on their back; just as if they were about to get a massage. The acupuncturist then begins to insert the needles, which are long thin needles that are specifically designed to stimulate the various points in our bodies.
Acupuncture doesn't hurt, like people think it would. Sure, needles are being inserted into your skin, but it's not painful. The needles are so thin, it's more like a small prick and you don't feel anything.
Depending on what's bothering you, the acupuncturist will focus on various parts of your body. They know what pressure points coincide with your liver, your heart, your brain, and even your spinal cord. The patient will generally have the process repeated on the back side, as well, if the ailment calls for it.
Many people have gained the benefits of acupuncture. And some people have found that acupuncture works for them better than modern medicine ever did. It depends on the person. One thing for sure is if it didn't work, it wouldn't have been used it for so long and acupuncture definitely would have ceased its practice today.
If you've never tried acupuncture and you've tried modern medicine but nothing worked, make an appointment with an acupuncturist. You have nothing to lose but the fee the acupuncturist charges.
There are no side effects, except you may feel slightly tired afterwards and a little sore. The fact is, acupuncture is relaxing. It stimulates parts of your body that you never knew existed and it can help you feel better. Modern medicine is full of techniques and medicines that have harmful side effects. Acupuncture is a natural way to cure whatever ails you and it uses a technique that's been proven to work throughout history.