Friday, August 14, 2009

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is also termed as Traditional Oriental Medicine because of its amazing benefits and usefulness. We need to understand the concept of acupuncture. Basically, in every part of living world, a physical energy force known as Qi exists. This Qi flows in channels of humans and that is ably reflected by acupuncture. There are Qi meridians in body that work in sync with blood and nerve system. These channels of energy in the body have own names based on human organs.

It is a very popular mode of treatment in many parts of the world. It demands understanding of human organs and flow of energy. Acupuncture is a combined tool of acupuncture, herbology and several other healing arts. Normally, people associate acupuncture with crystals, herbs, needles and magnets. These things are not necessarily used all the times by the practitioner. These modalities are complete units in themselves.

The most common modality of acupuncture is needles. In case of problems, the stainless needles are placed in appropriate points around the body. According to treatment, the size and length of needle varies from 1/5 of an inch to 3 inches. This is slightly painful but much lesser than hypodermic syringes that we all are scared of. However, the pain subsides within few seconds. You might feel a slight heat sensation. The usual parts of the body that are used for needles insertion are, heard, abdomen, arms, ears or legs. The vibrations produced by the needles go a long way in improving the patient’s condition.