Nowadays, we are offered several different forms of remedies and treatments for various types of conditions; some of them have proven to be quite effective while there are also those that do not really work well. More and more people are seeking natural and effective modes of treatment and the one that is actually gaining wide popularity in the Western world is acupuncture. Today, millions of people are using acupuncture in Austin as a way to improve their health and/or their quality of life. But, what is acupuncture anyway and how does it address people’s illnesses.
A major component of TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture originated in China and has been practiced for thousands of years as a way to treat various forms of health conditions including infections, wounds, coughs, body pain, and fevers. In the United States, before the 1970s, not much was known about acupuncture. Now, it is one of the most popular alternative forms of treatment in the world.
The main tools of acupuncture practitioners are solid stainless steel thin needles that oftentimes scare some people. The needles are fundamentally different from the ones used by medical doctors and nurses to inject chemicals into the body or draw blood and are also different from the needles used to sew clothes. Acupuncture needles are thinner and smaller than conventional needles and are designed to stimulate the acupuncture points, which number in the hundreds, in the human body. These needles stimulate the acupuncture points to set off the natural healing properties of the body.
A lot of people are not aware of how acupuncture exactly works. However, in reality, countless numbers of clinical studies and researches have already been done and most of them have provided proofs that acupuncture produces positive results and major improvements in a person’s health condition. Most of these studies involved several months of acupuncture treatment for a specific ailment. At the end of the study, the researchers observed significant improvements in the health of the test subjects. Acupuncture has been proven to work in the treatment of arthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, PMS, tinnitus, and several more other health problems. It has been regarded as one of the most effective and safest form of treatment around, conventional or otherwise. It has no known side effects because it merely and naturally activates and boosts the self-healing processes of the body.