Acupuncture has been a major part of primary
healthcare in China for the last 5,000 years. It is used extensively for
a variety of medical purposes ranging from the prevention and treatment
of disease, to relieving pain and anesthetizing patients for surgery.
As in many oriental medicine practices, the emphasis of acupuncture is
on prevention. In traditional Chinese medicine, the highest form of acupuncture
was given to enable you to live a long, healthy life.
Acupuncture literally means 'needle piercing," the practice of inserting
very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points
in the body (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes. Along with the
usual method of puncturing the skin with the fine needles, the practitioners
also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic
energy to stimulate the points. The acupoints are stimulated to balance
the movement of energy (qi) in the body to restore health.
Historically, acupuncture points were believed to be holes that allow
entry into channels. These holes provide us gateways to influence, redirect,
increase, or decrease body's vital substance, qi, thus correcting many
of the imbalances. Many studies and research were directed since to understand
the mechanism of acupuncture.
The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating
certain areas along these "meridians". Traditionally these areas
or "acupoints" were stimulated by fine, slender needles. Today,
many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including herbs,
electricity, magnets and lasers. Still, the aim remains the same - adjust
the "vital energy" so the proper amount reaches the proper place
at the proper time. This helps your body heal itself.
Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system
of healing known as Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine includes herbology,
physical therapy, dietetics and special exercises (such as Tai Chi and
Qi Gong), and is a complete medical system unto itself and is not another
branch of modern Western medicine. Acupuncture evolved from principles
and philosophies unique to Oriental thinking and Oriental Medicine, and
is most effectively applied when done in accordance with those principles.
In addition to being effective for many acute and chronic common illnesses,
Oriental Medicine has much to offer those who wish to raise the quality
of health and vitality. Practitioners of Oriental Medicine operate with
prevention in mind, attempting to correct small energetic imbalances before
they become big health problems.
Current health trends emphasizing exercise, proper nutrition, stress reduction
and immune system strengthening all validate the life-styles and methods
that have always been promoted by practitioners and advocates of Acupuncture
/ Oriental Medicine.
Generally speaking, acute, life threatening conditions are best handled
by Western medical doctors. Routine health problems and chronic conditions,
for which drug therapy and surgery have not been effective, often benefit
from Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine.
NAME: AcupunctureTreatment for 20 Common
Package: 1 VCD, English
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P.S. The pictures presented on the right are snatched from the VCD
Such VCD is of English version and both
the English subtitle and explanation can help practitioners well understand
the essentials of acupuncture. The Chinese acupuncturist showcases the
needling techniques mostly used for 20 common diseases in a detailed way
(reviewed often from front or back).