Much Ado About Nothing Regarding Acupuncture Needles

The mention of acupuncture can elicit a feeling of horror from people who think about pain associated with needles.  The thought of  several needles pricking the body all at once is surely not for the faint of heart or the squeamish.

In reality, however, this ancient Chinese healing method is quite painless, much better than being injected with a vaccine shot and so beneficial to the health of the individual that it can effectively remove conditions such as fatigue and chronic pain.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an individual’s healthy existence depends on the normal flow of energy called chi by TCM, which travels all over the body along chi vessels called meridians.  TCM believes that meridians lie near the skin or the body surface and the flow of chi can be controlled by hair thin, sterile and non-hollow needles applied on specific points in the body called acupuncture points or simply called acupoints.

These concepts and theories may seem alien and absurd to some so-called experts of Western medical science.  Chi and the meridians are intangible concepts and are not part of human anatomy and biology; that is true.  However, it is also true that acupuncture has shown to be truly effective in treating so many kinds of health disorders.  The best explanation so far from Western researchers seems to suggest that acupuncture somehow stimulates the nervous system to produce and secrete beneficial chemicals that remove pain and help the body heal itself.

There are almost no risks involved in acupuncture treatment, which is an all-natural technique that does not encourage the use of Western pharmaceuticals.  The risks, if ever, in its use are very rare occasions of infections, light bleeding, bruises and small injuries.   Compared to the real dangers of Western medicinal processes, these risks are very, very small.

To be on the safe side, be sure to select an acupuncturist that has been licensed or certified by a government agency.  Here in the United States, the organization that certifies acupuncture practitioners is the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The biggest issue for people regarding this treatment is the fear of needles.  Many people in the United States hate being in pain and they are not willing to undergo, in their mind, a painful therapy involving needles in exchange for treating their painful condition.  People who have undergone this treatment are the best ones to talk to regarding any pain felt because of the treatment.  Most of them would say that the nearest thing one feels to pain would be a slight tingling or numbing sensation when the needles are inserted in the skin; that is all.  The patient’s anxiety and fear from the needles disappear after the first session.

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