Acupuncture is one of the most popular and effective contemporary healing techniques, practised in almost every country on the globe
Acupuncture is a part of an ancient and sophisticated form of medical treatment which originated in China but has increasingly spread throughout the world.
It involves the insertion of extremely fine, pre-sterilised, disposable, stainless steel needles on the body surface to restore internal health.
Acupuncture can be used alone or combined with other treatment methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine – your practitioner will frequently combine acupuncture treatment with moxibustion, dietary therapy and medical advice.
“Acupuncture is one of the most popular and effective contemporary healing techniques, practised in almost every country on the globe. Acupuncture is part of a comprehensive medical system that has survived over the millennia. Not only is it safe, in the hands of fully trained practitioners, but its clinical applicability is enormous.
The World Health Organisation has compiled a huge list of medical conditions that are amenable to treatment with acupuncture, including chronic respiratory problems, such as sinusitis and asthma, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, such as headaches and low back pain, digestive disorders, such as colitis and gastritis, and chronic menstrual problems. This is apart from the treatment of mental and emotional disturbances and certain behavioural problems, such as addictive habits.”
The Natural Family Doctor. A. Stanway, Century Publishers, London.
Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is part of a medical system commonly known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is important to understand the acupuncture is not TCM, but that it is a tool within TCM.
To imagine that Acupuncture is TCM is as mistaken as to imagine that, say, surgery is western medicine. Surgery is only part – a small part – of conventional medicine just as acupuncture is only a part of Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture alone is not sufficient to attempt to treat every medical problem that might present. It is for this reason that TCM – as an entire medical system – involves much more than just acupuncture.
Safe & Effective
In the hands of a fully qualified TCM practitioner the use of acupuncture is entirely safe and free from harmful side-effects.
It has stood the test of time over two thousand years and has not been found wanting.
What Acupuncture Treats
Acupuncture treats people who complain of a deficiency or breakdown in their health. It can focus on physical, psychological, emotional or even spiritual disorders with equal effect.
Acupuncture can be used alone or in combination with other treatment methods of TCM as well as alongside western medical treatment.
Who Can Be Treated
There is no limitations in terms of age, sex, or condition regarding acupuncture treatment. The very young or extremely old can be treated. Pregnant women can be greatly assisted by acupuncture treatment.
It is entirely safe, and often useful, to have acupuncture alongside Western chemical treatment including chemotherapy.
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