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Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine

Nov 22, 2007
Today in most western cultures Chinese medicine is considered a "new alternative" medicine. In reality Acupuncture are practiced medical treatments that are over 5,000 years old. Basically, Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles, (sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulus), on the body's surface, in order to influence physiological functioning of the body. Chinese medicine has been around since the start of time and is more widely used now than ever before. There are many different systems that are included in Chinese medicine and one of the most significant and one of the most popular relationships of all here is the one between alternative acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

When it comes to alternative acupuncture and Chinese medicine, one of the most important things that you need to know is that you need to understand the actual intent of the therapy itself in order to get the best results. The goal of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and to alleviate pain and suffering. It is the technique of inserting thin needles through the skin at certain specific points on the body in order to control pain and other symptoms.Acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with heat produced by burning specific herbs, this is called Moxibustion. In addition, a non-invasive method of massage therapy, called Acupressure, can also be effective.

The person performing the acupuncture therapy is known as an acupuncturist, and they are able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas on the body that are known as meridians. It is now one of the most popular therapies in the world and one that evolved from principles and philosophies that are truly unique to oriental thinking and medicine in general. In order to understand about alternative acupuncture and Chinese medicine you truly need to become familiar with the basics of Chinese philosophy in general and with Chinese medicine.

There are many diseases that can be treated successfully by Acupuncture or its related treatments. The most common ailments currently being treated are: lower backache, Cervical Spondylosis, Condylitis, Arthritic Conditions, Headaches of all kinds (including migraine), Allergic Reactions, general and specific use for Analgesia (including surgery) and relief of muscles spasms. There have also been clinical trials in the use of Acupuncture in treating anxiety disorders and depression. Likewise, very high success rates have been found in treating addictions to alcohol, tobacco (nicotine) and "hard' drugs. Acupuncture can rid the body of the physical dependency, but can not rid the mind of the habit (psychological dependency). For this reason, Acupuncture treatment of addictions has not been fully successful.

Chinese medicine, including alternative acupuncture and Chinese medicine, is one of the most widely practiced forms of medicine in the world and is definitely one that you will want to become more familiar with. If you are interested in getting more information on this you should speak to your doctor, or you can do research on your own time.

Also remember that you can use Chinese medicine, acupuncture or other, in conjunction with more conservative methods of treatment, such as prescription medication for instance. Your health should come before anything, and so although alternative and natural medicine can be incredibly effective, if your illness or disease is very advanced you may have to rely on conventional methods of treatment, at least until you get the problem until control. The philosophy behind Chinese medicine is that each patient should be treated as a whole and that the focus should be on their entire well being rather than just on the symptoms they are presently experiencing. This is why Chinese medicine is so much more effective and successful overall than the methods used in Western medicine.
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