Like it or not, needles are essential in acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture Orlando is so effective as a treatment for several kinds of illnesses that most people do not mind the slight sensation they feel as the needles are inserted into their skin because they know the end justifies the means and the end is the total relief of pain and the treatment of a disorder.
Acupuncture is part and parcel of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a history dating back 5000 years ago.
Inserting hair thin needles into specific parts of the body sounds painful but in reality is not. Many acupuncture patients will tell you that oftentimes they do not even feel the needles being inserted in the skin while the rest may report a slight tingling or numbing sensation as the needles perforate the skin. The site where the needles are applied are known as acupuncture points and just below these acupuncture points lie energy vessels called meridians.
The body has twelve primary meridians that connect to the major organs and other parts of the body. Acupuncture is sought after for the treatment of headache, neck pain and arthritis and can be used as weight loss program.
Several years ago, acupuncture was ridiculed as some sort of pseudo medicine by Western medical scientists. Their main argument for maligning acupuncture was that acupuncture concepts like acupuncture points had no histological or anatomical basis in Western medical science. Whilst they ridicule this natural and safe treatment, acupuncture was slowly but surely winning more and more adherents because of its wonderful efficacy of treating a host of painful ailments as well as treating several kinds of behavioral and chemical addictions.
A relative balance on the energy forces of yin and yang means good health in the body. Yin and yang are the forces of nature that comprise chi energy with yin associated to forces of light, female and cold while yang represents the male principle, hot and darkness.
In order to preserve energy balance, chi and blood need to flow freely throughout the body to keep on supplying the body with chi so that no deficiency of either yin or yang energy is experienced.
However, because of external and internal factors, the body experiences deficiency of either yin or yang. Acupuncture enables the excess energy of either yin or yang to flow out of the body or it adds energy to the deficient energy force to help restore the relative balance of the two forces of a specific body part.
There are very few acupuncture skeptics nowadays and that statistic will still shrink with each advancing time as this wonderful treatment gets to be clearly understood and appreciated by Western medical science.