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Conditions Treated By Acupuncture

Most people associate acupuncture with pain relief and other similar events, but it can also be used to treat a number of other conditions. The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as effective in treating:

The benefits of acupuncture have been widely known and researched for generations. Thousands of years ago, the Chinese discovered that the secret to good health is to maintain the circulation of blood throughout the body so that all the organs and tissues receive an ample supply of oxygen and nutrients thus allowing them to operate at their optimal level. A large portion of the aging process involves the natural slowing down of the flow of blood through the body. The slower and more obstructed the blood flow becomes, the more likely that disease will occur. Taking this fact into consideration, the ancient Chinese developed a method of addressing the body through a system that works to increase the flow and distribution of blood throughout the body. They discovered that by stimulating areas where nerves and planes of fascia (the organic “saran wrap” that connects all the tissues of the body) intersect they could address nearly the entire spectrum of human suffering.

The invention and use of the acupuncture needle came years after the discovery and implementation of the Chinese medical model as technology advanced and the need to treat more patients at one time became more pressing. This model of medicine is so effective that it was the only form of health care available in China until 1949; even after the influx of western medicine, they continue to use it today.