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Acupuncture: 5000 years of Healing

August 1, 2016 by Beth Moore
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Acupuncture is ancient health science which is used to treat pain and dysfunction in the body. It has been around for over 5000, and has proven effective in pain management or full healing. The primary application of acupuncture is the utilization of very slender painless needles placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect the body part or function.

Early Asian physicians discovered there is an energy network just below the surface of the skin. It communicates from the exterior to the interior organs and structures at over 1,000 “acupoints” on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of acupoints on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.

Is Treatment Painful?
One might assume inserting a needle into the skin would be quite painful. However, due to the extreme
slenderness of the needle, most people compare the sensation to less than a mosquito bite. The sensation referred to as “tehchi” occurs when the energy field is contacted, it feels like a mild to moderate heaviness or tingling


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