Acupuncture as Prevention

The World Health Organization states that acupuncture has been clinically proven to be effective for about 28 diseases, symptoms, and conditions.  It also includes another extensive list of nearly 100 conditions that it has been shown to be therapeutic in treating. You may personally have, or may know someone who has had acupuncture for a specific condition.  However, did you know that historically this medicine was utilized to keep people healthy? Yes, it was used as a method of prevention for most illness and disease.  In ancient China acupuncturists were only paid if they kept their patients healthy.  Once they got sick, they would still receive treatments to regain their health, yet no money would exchange hands.  I would argue acupuncture is actually best utilized in a preventative manner.  So, if you are seeking a way to maintain wellness I may have the answer you’re looking for.

Theories

There are many theories as to why acupuncture works.  It’s been shown to increase endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. More recent research shows it affects the brain and may go so far as to rewire the pain centers of the brain and affect nerve function to certain areas of the body depending upon where the needles are inserted. The best theory is the “Growth Control Theory of Acupuncture”. Which basically states that the body is made out of energy, that there is an underlying communication that takes place to make everything work the way it does.  It is based on the science of Quantum Physics.

What You Need To Know

Here is what you really need to know.  Acupuncture works on the theory that there is an underlying force in your body known as qi.  This qi can be equated to the movement and communication between atoms, cells, and organs in your body.  Acupuncture works on a level that allows the body to exchange communication to create a balance in each cell and in each organ system. When your body is in balance you are healthy.  On its own the body is constantly adjusting to your environment, food, and mood to keep you being the best version of yourself.  Acupuncture just gives it a little bit of guidance.  It propels the directions your body to heal and be healthy. If your body struggles too long to rectify things that are amiss it will create dysfunction and disease.   Acupuncture can assist your body so it doesn’t need to struggle.  Whether you suffer from symptoms or issues that create pain, suffering or dysfunction in your body or you are already healthy and just want to maintain a state of wellness acupuncture may be the answer you are looking for.  It assists in keeping your immune system healthy, regulates digestion, can help with energy and sleep, as well as numerous other processes in the body that are required for a healthy happy being.