Acupuncture

Chinese needle

The meridians.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture, a branch of Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of fine needles (usually stainless steel) into the skin at certain points determined according to the patient’s condition.

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for centuries.
It became popular in the United States, following a visit by President Richard Nixon to China in 1970.

Acupuncture is based on Chinese Medicine, in which health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “state of equilibrium” and the disease is due to an internal imbalance of Yin and Yang (an ancient Chinese philosophical concept used in medicine for refer to various antitheses in anatomy, physiology, pathology …).
This imbalance leads to obstruction in the flow of Qi (vital energy). Originated in Chinese philosophy, which means something like “matter-energy” along the roads known as meridians.

It is believed that there are 12 meridians and 8 secondary meridians and that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points in the human body that connect them. The insertion of needles at specific points along the meridians unlocks the flow of energy and restores the healthy balance of your body.

Numerous studies have documented the effects of acupuncture.

Acupuncture produces effects through the regulation of the nervous system, thereby aiding the activity of bio-chemical pain killing such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.
Acupuncture can alter the chemistry of the brain by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones and, which affects parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary bodily functions, such as the reactions of the immune system and the process that regulates blood pressure, a person’s blood flow, body temperature and more.

The previous generation plants trees and the later generation shelters in its shade.

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