Acupuncture(from the Latin: Acu = fine needle +
punctura) refers to the insertion of very fine needles
into specific points on the body which are traditionally
known to regulate the flow of Qi. Acupuncture when done
by an expert Chinese Medicine practitioner like Dr.
Huang, is rarely painful, but is relaxing and provides a
sense of renewed energy and well-being. The aim of
Acupuncture is to restore the normal flow of Qi
(pronounced chee), in the Meridians. As such it is used
to relieve pain and restore normal homeostasis.
Dating back through the mists of time in China, to at
least 300BC, Acupuncture, and the theory behind it, has
remained constant. Early Acupuncture needles were made
from stone. Later they were made from bronze, gold and
silver and these days sterile stainless steel. Unlike
hypodermic needles, there is no hole in the middle of
super thin Acupuncture Needles, nor do they prick like a
needle when being used on some of the 364 or more
meridian points on the body. Most patients feel nothing
at all when the Acupuncture needle is entering the body,
some will describe a slight feeling of pressure.
The philosophy behind the treatment is that energy
lines, or meridians, circulate around the body. These
meridians contain our energy flow or "Qi". It is when
this "Qi" is impaired that imbalance and illness occur.
With the insertion of fine needles at various points on
the meridian, the energy can be released or redirected
to where it is most needed. In this way the body's
balance can be restored and the illness resolved.
The flow of energy can be disrupted in many ways;
emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet or overwork
are all common examples. By examining this underlying
cause and how it has affected the body, the most
appropriate treatment for the patient can be chosen.
Treating the patient as an individual is at the core of
Traditional Chinese Medicine and it is this that helps
allow the body to re balance itself. Blocked energy can
manifest itself in areas that are painful or are a
different colour. These signs will help the Traditional
Chinese Medicine Doctor determine which points are most
effective.The following link is about the Science of Acupuncture : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeDv_PKEgPk