Traditional Chinese medicine emphasizes on holistic healing, or the concept of healing the whole body. While the theories of TCM have existed for over centuries now, holistic healing is relatively a new term. Nevertheless, they are synonymous in many ways. For radiant health, stronger immunity, more vitality and an overall feeling of happiness and relaxation, TCM acupuncture can be a great aid for people today.
An alarmingly large number of concepts and jurisdictions have finally recognized acupuncture and TCM as a legitimate profession for health care. It is an obvious fact that traditional Chinese medicine is largely different from that of conventional Western medicine and practices. This is one healing system that stands out from various other forms of alternative medicine and complementary therapies. Acupuncture, especially, is a different field of Chinese medicine that follows a unique concept of healing.
How Does TCM Acupuncture Help People?
According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is only possible to achieve optimal health by maintaining an overall balance in the whole body along with harmonious flow of energy (Qi) and blood. Conventional medicine defines this balance as optimal homeostatis. Any dis-equilibrium or disease appears whenever this balance is disrupted.
There could be many reasons to causing imbalances in the body, which may affect one or multiple body systems. According to TCM, all these intricate systems with various organs like kidney, lungs, liver and pericardium, while Western medicine relates them to nervous, circulatory, skeletal, endocrine, and muscle systems. TCM uses various techniques for restoring balance, which includes massage, herbal therapy, exercise, diet and acupuncture. Acupuncture is one of the key components in TCM, which can treat back pain, bowel disorders, stomach pain, women’s health issues, nausea, depression, fertility, cancer care, osteoarthritis and many more.
By far, acupuncture is one of the most widely studied components of TCM till date.
How is Acupuncture Performed?
Acupuncture is performed by inserting sterile needles, usually thin and fine, into the skin, at specific meridians or pathways, to stimulate the innate healing system. It is also known as the primary healing function.
During the treatment, needles will be placed into specific locations, which are predefined in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Scientific research and evidence reveals that acupuncture is often helpful for back pain, neck pain, dental pain and various other conditions. Research also reveals that acupuncture benefits mental health problems, infertility and fibromyalgia too.
Acupuncture, in general, is considered a safe and effective treatment performed by experienced practitioners using fine needles. With acupuncture, it is possible to bring out toxins from the body, which causes several diseases. Acupuncture is basically a group of procedures that involve stimulation of certain points on our body with the help of needling techniques. Today, acupuncture has also introduced laser beams for effective treatment without using needles. With these latest methods of acupuncture, such as laser acupuncture, it is now possible to make this treatment simple, convenient and absolutely painless.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine theory defines different acupuncture points, also called acupoints, for different bodily functions. These points are located along the pathways of the body, which correspond to the vital organs, to maintain balance. Any obstruction in the flow of energy to these organs may lead to dysfunction, which manifest in the form of symptoms and pain. These physical symptoms can only be cured when the obstruction is removed and there is normal flow of energy in the body. Acupuncture does that for you. When needles are pierced into the strategic locations, it gradually improves the flow of energy and blood in the body to heal a person completely.
We tell our patients that acupuncture is also a belief. If you believe in this treatment, you will get results.