Acupuncture is known to be one of the health care procedures without any side effects and has been in use for more than 3000 years, but most people have only recently realised how powerful the acupuncture system is. Not everyone knows the phenomenon of acupuncture, which may be one of the reasons why people are not aware of its possible benefits. Acupuncture is aimed at stimulating the natural healing process, which most of us do not know, that runs without our own body. Learn more by visiting Grande Prairie Physiotherapy & Massage.
Acupuncture-based therapies began almost 3000 years ago when ancient doctors developed or developed a special cyclic energy mechanism that is also called Qi (pronounced as chee). This cyclic force, or Qi, flows through various internal pathways within our bodies. These pathways are often referred to as meridian, and each meridian, such as lungs , heart, kidneys etc, is associated with a particular organ of our body. At particular points, these pathways or meridians bind to the surface of our body, called acupuncture points. Each acupuncture point has its own influence on the Qi that flows through that particular meridian in our body. It was not historically possible to assess the electrical charge at the acupuncture points; however, these electrical charges have now become possible to calculate with the advancement of medical sciences. The probable position of a meridian confirms these electrical charges.
Most of the diseases in our body arise because our body’s Qi flow becomes imbalanced or blocked. The main aim of the treatment of acupuncture is to help to eliminate those potential blockages and restore the balance of Qi. This is achieved at the acupuncture points that are positioned only on or just below the skin surface when thin needles are inserted. Specific receptors become active by inserting these needles and they activate our nerves, which then send signals or impulses to the pituitary system located at the base of our brain. In short, the whole acupuncture procedure is a way of relaxing the body so that the normal healing process in our body can be facilitated.