What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture, also known as needle puncture, is a traditional Chinese therapeutic treatment that involves the insertion of tiny needles into the body at specific acupoints. It originates from China and has been practiced in the Orient for almost 4,000 years. In the late 20 century, acupuncture began to spread rapidly in Europe and North America, and started to grow a high acceptance and popularity amongst the general public in the western world.
During the treatment, acupuncture stimulates certain acupoints of your body in order to treat a variety of health dysfunctions as well as adjusting your ability to heal. Acupuncture treatment is usually a continuous program that involves a large amount of repetition and dedication. The cells at specific acupoints get triggered to initiate your nervous system, and to further create a specific healing effect on your body. If the cells get sensitised frequently and effectively, the body will develop a mechanism to heal for itself. Acupoint stimulation can be carried out with heat, oil, pressure or fine needles.