Acupuncture Born in Asia, Tested in Europe and Now resides in USA
Acupuncture is a well-known fact that when are bodies are facing stress they experience a fight or flight syndrome, which basically triggers a number of chemical reactions that increase blood pressure, heart rate and tense muscles. This is the way our nervous system attempts to help us deal with the situation causing the stress.
However, continued exposure or participation in situations causing stress can lead to other health conditions, such as anxiety, migraines, sleeping problems and sometimes panic attacks. If you don’t take steps to deal with these problems they can cause your health to deteriorate even further. Whilst there are a number of chemical medical solutions available many people prefer to look for a more natural solution. This is where acupuncture can help, as it is widely recognized as a stress reliever. Acupuncture is regarded as an energy treatment and doesn’t require an exact diagnosis or scientific reasoning about your condition to enable it to work.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular treatments for stress because there are no known side effects and it can be used with whatever medication your doctor has recommended.
A skilled acupuncturist makes his or her diagnosis of your condition based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) which is a well known energy medicine.
TCM believes there are over 1000 acupuncture points on the body, which are connected by channels or as they are sometimes known meridians. These channels move energy between the external body to the internal organs, with the objective of maintaining balance in the body also known as chi. Chinese medicine is complex and has its roots based in Asian beliefs and concepts. The predominant theory is that there should be unity between the mind, the body and the spirit and if one is in discord it will affect the others, hence creating ailments. When a professional acupuncturist examines you they will seek to identify where there is a problem or imbalance within your body, and then treat you accordingly. To the person who has never experienced acupuncture it is difficult to explain until you actually undergo a treatment as to just how effective this can be for relieving the stress and associated problems that you are trying to resolve. All too often when going to a traditional medical practitioner you will be prescribed medication that only deals with a small part of the problem. The difference with a natural healing practitioner is that they follow the principal in dealing with the whole problem.