What is Chinese Acupuncture?
Chinese acupuncture is an ancient technique, originated in the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With more than 3000 years of existence, it is a health treatment, based on ancient Chinese wisdom.
Chinese acupuncture begins with a discovery: by stimulating certain parts of the body, there will be physical responses that can generate relief and well-being, this way balancing the Qi, or energy that keeps the body going.
When there is a perfect balance in the Ying and Yang within the body, a state of general well-being happens, however, when there is an alteration, a disproportion is created and therefore discomfort. Here, acupuncture comes to resolve, to restore balance through the correct flow of Qi, through the body.
What is Chinese acupuncture?
There are more than 2000 acupuncture points in the human body, each of which are stimulated by this technique, for a specific health purpose. It is a process that consists of inserting and manipulating small needles through the subcutaneous body tissue in very specific ways.
There may be variations of this technique, depending on the discomfort to be treated, for example, the needles can be inserted only in the superficial skin, or even in the muscles, other variations include the use of electricity in the needles to generate specific reactions.
Thanks to these reactions to the stimulation of the acupuncture points, a normal flow of Qi its reached. This is associated with neural transmission throughout the body, restoring balance, and with it, the health of mind and body is achieved.
What is Chinese acupuncture used for?
There are thousands of uses for this treatment. The most widely used option leans towards the treatment of chronic pain. It is also often used to treat nausea caused by side effects of cancer treatments.
Other known uses of acupuncture are the treatment of body pains, such as: low-back, neck, dental and knee pain, postoperative pain, even labor pain and menstrual cramps, among many others.
Some other uses are:
-High blood pressure
-Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis.
Looking for balance
A perfect balance of mind, body, and soul, is reflected in physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. If we allow for a long time an imbalance, this can generate a discomfort that traverses from the physical to the emotional, or spiritual.
It is essential to understand the importance of taking care of our internal ying-yang, to achieve a flowering that can be seen from the outside.