Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that originated thousands of years ago. In China people prefer to have acupuncture over medication to treat most of illness and discomfort. Acupuncture is based on the premise that a blockage or disturbance in the flow of the body’s life energy, or “qi,” can cause health issues. Acupuncturists insert hair-thin needles to specific acupuncture points throughout the body to restore the flow of qi, balance the body’s energy, stimulate healing, and promote relaxation.
According to TCM theory, there are over 1000 acupuncture points on the body, each lying on an invisible energy channel, or “ meridian .” Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. So by doing acupuncture one can benefits no only illness relief but a whole body well being promotion.
Modern scientific research has found that Acupuncture can:
- Dramatically decreased electrical resistance, as compared with the surrounding skin.
- Releases neurotransmitters such as endorphins, serotonin and norepinephrine.
- Stimulates the nervous system to release adrenocorticotropic hormones.
- Promotes vasodilatation and increases blood flow.
- Connects acupoints with corresponding brain structures,