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When is Acupuncture Most Beneficial?


When is Acupuncture Most Beneficial? Brought forth and introduced by the Chinese, this been said and known to treat myriad of ailments. Acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Sickly, wounded, and chronically pain induced individuals turn to this ancient form of treatment to relieve pain. The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as a form of ... Read More »

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture ?


Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique. It is also called Oriental medicine. Acupuncture scientific name is paradigm. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Acupuncture is thought to restore health by removing energy imbalances and blockages in ... Read More »

The Theory of Acupuncture


Acupuncture treats the human body as a whole that involves several “systems of function” that are in many cases associated with (but not identified on a one-to-one basis with) physical organs. Some systems of function, such as the “triple heater” (San Jiao, also called the “triple burner”) have no corresponding physical organ. Disease is understood as a loss of homeostasis ... Read More »

Risks in Acupuncture


Because acupuncture needles penetrate the skin, many forms of acupuncture are invasive procedures, and therefore not without risk. However, injuries are rare among patients treated by trained practitioners. Forms of acupuncture such as the Japanese Tōyōhari and Shōnishin often use non-invasive techniques, in which specially-designed needles are rubbed or pressed against the skin. These methods are common in Japanese pediatric ... Read More »

How Old is Acupuncture? Challenging the Neolithic Origins Theor


According to Huangfu Mi (c. 215-282 AD), author of The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, needling therapy was first used during China’s Bronze Age, over five thousand years ago. He attributes its invention to either Fu Xi or Huang Di (the Yellow Emperor), two legendary figures of the Five Emperors Period (c. 3000-2070 BC). Modern scholars generally believe that ... Read More »

Acupuncture Evidence Based Medicine


There is scientific agreement that an evidence based medicine framework should be used to assess health outcomes and that systematic reviews with strict protocols are essential. Organisations such as the Cochrane Collaboration and Bandolier publish such reviews. For the following conditions, the Cochrane Collaboration concluded there is insufficient evidence that acupuncture is beneficial, often because of the paucity and poor ... Read More »

Different Types Of Acupuncture


Acupuncture is commonly thought of as an alternative medical treatment. Though in the United States acupuncture is considered an alternative medicine, it is widely practiced throughout the rest of the world and is an extremely common practice in Chinese medicine. It has been used in China’s medical system since the 1930s. Most people imagine acupuncture as being stuck with needles ... Read More »

Acupuncture in Modern Practice


Legal Status USA In the USA the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine tests practitioners to ensure they are knowledgeable about Chinese medicine. Many states require this test for licensing, but each state has its own laws and requirements. Generally, states furthest to the west (Hawaii most particularly, California, etc.) have the most comprehensive laws and regulations regarding ... Read More »

Acupuncture and Fertility

Alternative Treatment

Over the last three centuries, Western medicine has become successful at “knowing the body” through empirical discoveries and technological breakthroughs. But not all things have been entirely concluded through the prism of science and logic. Western medicine still sometimes has trouble identifying all the causes for some conditions, as in the case of unexplained infertility. This is where alternative practices ... Read More »