The 5,000 Year Old Proven Way of Chinese Healing - Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
Acupuncture: promotes health and well-being, prevents illness and treats various medical conditions.
Most health insurance companies currently cover acupuncture costs depending on your health plan. More and more insurance companies are recognizing the value of providing coverage for acupuncture services. You can help by insisting that your insurance plan covers you for acupuncture treatments before you accept their policy.
The below is a BBC documentary about acupuncture which provides scientific evidence for its efficacy.
What can acupuncture help with?
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment which can help with a very wide range of physical and emotional complaints. It can even be useful to help stop smoking. Avril particularly sees success with back pain, chronic pain, musculo-skeletal problems, sports injuries, gynaecological problems, fertility, digestive disorders, immune system weakness, fibromyalgia and adrenal fatigue.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:
- Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhoea.
- Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections.
- Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
- Urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems.
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.