Bellevue Acupuncture is the use of very fine needles inserted on specific body points to balance the body’s energy and treat various kinds of diseases or disorders. Acupuncturists observe the energy movement of the patient by examining the body pulses, skin, condition of the tongue and other body symptoms. The insertion of needles allows vital energy to move again freely throughout the body that was blocked due to physiological or emotional factors.
Artifacts discovered in inner Mongolia such as Bian shi or sharpened stones believed by archeologists were used as some sort of acupuncture needles show that acupuncture was already being used during the stone age. This goes even beyond the earliest recorded history of China.
In terms of efficacy, Western medical practitioners are up to now baffled by the tangible beneficial effects of acupuncture, which are recorded, verified and testified on by hundreds of millions of its adherents around the world. The number of acupuncturists grows by the year attesting to its effectiveness and popularity. Even conventional physicians are studying to become licensed acupuncturists. There are many variants of this treatment and all of them integrate in one form or another, the philosophy of Taoism and naturalism.
People who desire a natural approach to health and to their health conditions would opt for a treatment other than the use of synthetic medications because of their harmful side effects. Acupuncture does not use any medications in its procedures and does not have any side effects making it a superior alternative for certain kinds of illnesses. However, acupuncture can be integrated or used as a complementary modality for drug medication therapy for the removal of toxins inherent in the drug. Acupuncture is very effective in pain removal. By normalizing and balancing the interacting energy forces of the body, acupuncture is able to improve blood circulation and oxygenation of the body allowing the sore and affected body parts to heal and thereby diminish pain. This principle is followed in the treatment of headaches, sleeplessness, stress, and muscle pain.
Without a healthy lifestyle no matter how many acupuncture treatments one has, the health problem that is engendered by the lifestyle will keep on recurring. That is why all acupuncturists will recommend a change of poor lifestyle habits to allow the treatment to last permanently or at least for a long time. If one is a smoker, a food binger, an alcoholic or has a very stressful job, then these negative lifestyles should be abandoned in favor of a healthier and less stressful way of living. Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, which believes that the body gets sick not because of external environmental factors but because the body is weak and imbalanced. Therefore, acupuncture aims to make the body strong to battle harmful pathogens successfully.