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What is Acupuncture?

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine. However, it’s not like normal medicine that you eat or drink. Instead, this medicine is applied using needles. Not injection needles, but very thin needles. They are carefully put into the 350 points of the body to acquire the meridian and get the energy flowing. 

Where did Acupuncture come from?

It is thought that acupuncture was invented in China.

The technique was first recorded hundreds of years ago. This doesn’t mean that it was discovered at that time, as it could have been invented long before it was first recorded. 

It is said that there is a certain kind of energy that flows in the human body. We can manipulate this energy to heal both mind and body. This energy is called ‘Qi’. It is believed that Qi flows through 12 channels in your body. These channels are called ‘meridians’, which are the prime parts of the human body. 

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Although acupuncture is considered by many to be one of the greatest medicine technique used to heal one's body, it is not used everywhere. Many grew suspicious of how it worked. Humans tend to believe what they see, and since Qi can't been seen with the human eye, or even with machines, "Qi" was set aside as a theory or myth. People don’t tend to trust things that they are unable to explain, even if it may have a positive effect.

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In the past, it was claimed that acupuncture could not be scientifically proven. There are a lot of doctors and specialist that have supplied their opinions and theories, but for now, the results are still not 100% certain.

What is acupuncture used for?

Acupuncture is said to be able to heal many different problems. For example, you can use it for nausea, headaches, insomnia, infertility, muscle pains or even indigestion. Remember to research and find a clinic or doctor that's well known if you ever want to try acupuncture. Like most medicine, if applied the wrong way or on wrong place, it can cause further harm.

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Acupuncture Using Fingers

Acupuncture can actually be applied without using needles; it can also be applied using fingers. This way, it’s safer and more comfortabel to use for people that don’t like needles.

Although fingers may not have the same effect, it can still have a positive effect. Its a great technique to learn if you ever have the problems stated above.

Learning Acupuncture

If you do plan on learning acupuncture, with fingers or needles, you should do a couple of small tests to make sure that you have the skill to do it. You will need a particular skill set, if you don’t, you might not be able to learn it.

For example, you’ll need to have a steady hand when applying the needles. If you have trembling hands, you could accidentally stick the needle in the wrong area. You can try a couple of different exercises to stop the trembling. If it still trembles, acupuncture might not be for you.

Acupuncture is an amazing technique to heal the body. If you do learn acupuncture, not only can you help others, you can also rejuvenate your own body. Its a great technique to have on hand.

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