(As I understand it) according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy (chi) flows through the body and we have to maintain this flow of energy. If there is stagnation of this chi, then illness occurs, which is why we will go to an acupuncturist. You can encourage the flow of chi or get stagnating chi to move again by performing exercises such as chi kung and tai chi but you can also stimulate chi to flow by sticking needles in specific points. These points lie on meridians through which chi flows.
Whether you believe this or think it's bunkum is another matter.
When you insert needles into specific points, the functioning of your body is regulated and restored. Whether you want to call it Qi (or Chi) or say that the nervous and circulatory systems are stimulated, acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses. It works better for some conditions than others, but most people usually find relief from whatever is ailing them.
this website is all about acupuncture HOW DOES IT WORK and WHAT KIND PROBLEM IS SUIT FOR
by Odhiambo Ouma Sr3 years ago
Does acupuncture really relieve pain? If so, what is the science behind it?
by phoenix_028@yahoo6 years ago
Do you believe in acupuncture therapy?Do you believe that it can cure diseases that no modern medicine can?
by Gentleways8 years ago
New to all this...Have a quick look at my new Hub.A little bit of information on Traditional Chinese Medicine for your pet.Any Comments?Karen
by Rob Winters5 years ago
What exactly causes pins and needles?
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