Acupuncture is a powerful healing technique that affects the physical body by balancing the life-force (Qi) energy flow along the energy channels. (Meridians).
Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher. By Simran Khurana (Updated March 18, 2017)
The fact that acupuncture is effective in such a wide range of symptoms and diseases - is no coincidence! The energy of life exists in every cell in our body. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many diseases, pains, and medical problems - without any side effects.
A photo of me with the acupuncture doctor in Changsha, China, 2015.
Acupuncture is based on the concept of Qi life-force energy.
"To live is to have Qi in every part of your body." To die is to be a body without Qi. For the health to be maintained, there must be a balance of Qi."
The connection between the body, mind & spirit.
- The Chinese concept of Qi is not easily translated into Western thought.
- Although this connection has been known for thousands of years, modern conventional medicine does not balance the body, mind, and spirit.
- Not everyone knows acupuncture is an energetic treatment method that balances life energy essential to a healthy life.
My comment concerning the idea that Qi reflects blood circulation. (As sometimes referred to.)
- Qi life force is much more than blood circulation, as sometimes referred to. But elevating the organ's Qi will improve blood circulation as well.
- The energy channels are not compatible with the neural transmission system.
Link: Yin Yang House Theory - Explore Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. (Interactive meridian maps)
Acupuncture - Introduction and short review of lesser-known facts.
- Acupuncture is a healing technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted into 2000 points throughout the body (except palms, feet, mouth, and genitals) and 14 meridians (energy channels) for the body's energy balance.
- Western medicine has adopted a simplistic mechanistic view, where the human body is only machine, flesh, and blood! Therefore, traditional Chinese and Indian medicine look outdated and irrelevant!
- Despite much evidence and research, it is still challenging for the conservative medical establishment to accept the human body's concept as an energetic entity.
A short review of lesser-known facts. (Questions and Answers.)
To what depth does the needle come in?
- The needle penetrates the skin only about 2-3 mm.
What is the needle made of?
- The needles are made of stainless steel. Silver needles (excellent conductors) are sometimes used to reduce pain.
Can acupuncture cause bleeding?
- Acupuncture does not cause bleeding; a small drop of blood may sometimes appear.
Is the pain a result of the stabbing? What type of pain can you expect?
- The pain is not due to the stab; the needle is thin and does not cause pain.
- The pain can be sharp and temporary, similar to a mild electric shock. (The pains vary from person to person.)
- For most people, acupuncture is more painful in the legs and hands than in the abdomen, chest, or back.
Why is acupuncture sometimes painful, and what does it reflect?
- Painful acupuncture does not mean an unprofessional therapist; on the contrary, it needs accuracy and skill to insert the needles into the exact location & combinations. Pain reflects successful treatment; the pain comes from entering the life-force energy (Qi) into the blocked meridian.
Acupuncture - My experience.
Due to my severe liver disease (HCV), I underwent around 300 painful acupuncture treatments for over thirteen years at the Chinese Traditional Medicine Hospital in Changsha, China. I do not doubt that the human body is energetic and physical. The perception of the body as an energetic entity introduces a new dimension that is often underestimated.
- Acupuncture has been scientifically proven in several studies. The mechanisms of acupuncture have not yet been sufficiently studied, so the general public still does not have a definite opinion on the subject.
- Acupuncture is part of energetic medicine that will become, in my opinion, within a decade or two the medicine of the future, with a sharp reduction in drug treatment, especially for chronic conditions.
Types of pain and symptoms where acupuncture is beneficial.
Acupuncture is beneficial, especially with a healthy lifestyle and a proper and balanced diet.
- Injuries and accidents involving joint pain.
- Influenza. (Especially non-chronic.)
- Local pains of all kinds.
- Acupuncture can be beneficial in weight loss!
- Getting pregnant.
- Difficulties and disturbances in sleep.
Acupuncture is less effective in severe mechanical blockages in the organs that tend to get blocked. (Such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and liver)
Acupuncture and Indian Ayurvedic medicine linked various mental traumas, energy centers (Chakras), and channels (Meridians) - an advanced concept even for our time!
What are the main strengths and weaknesses of acupuncture?
- Treating the causes of the disease and not just its symptoms!
- Without any side effects.
- Reduces pain significantly. (More than one treatment is usually needed.)
- Suitable for a wide range of situations (Such as local and even general anesthesia for major surgery.)
- No special equipment is required.
- Affordable price.
- May hurt. (Usually, pain is tolerated)
- Many people are afraid of needles!
- Acupuncture is helpful in various situations, but unable to overcome an unhealthy lifestyle and low diet.
- Chronic disease patients usually require a series of treatments.
- A certified therapist must perform acupuncture - a long-time devoted to serving the treatment.
My conclusions concerning acupuncture. (Based on my long-term personal experience.)
Recommended links: Start your exploration of acupuncture points:
- Acupuncture has an excellent effect on the overall energy level without side effects.
- Acupuncture might be painful, but it also relieves p in. (Especially when the meridian is not blocked.)
- Higher Qi translates into a more extraordinary long-term ability to regenerate tissue.
- While a single treatment might not bring about a cure, it contributes significantly when used as a complete therapy.
- Successful acupuncture alleviates pain within a few sessions; long-term chronic patients will need regular treatments over extended periods.
- Acupuncture is helpful in various situations, but unable to overcome an unhealthy lifestyle and unhealthy diet.
My recommendations for successful acupuncture.
- Avoid eating heavy meals before receiving acupuncture treatments.
- Painful acupuncture does not mean an unprofessional therapist; on the contrary.
- The length of treatment depends on the patient's condition. Sometimes improvement is immediate, but it usually takes a few treatments before improvement in symptoms is seen.
- Your specialist usually advises on the frequency of treatment. (My frequency was extreme due to my liver condition.)
- If it is affordable, I recommend combining acupuncture with a massage afterward.
- Don't expect all treatments to be the s me. The number of needles and their locations along the 14 meridians often change.
Remember the painful locations during the acupuncture; it gives you a reliable diagnosis. Pain means blocked qi flow along the meridian; it is easier to identify meridians using interactive meridian m ps. (Link above) Of course, you can ask the therapist during or after the acupuncture.
Most people are unaware that acupuncture is a treatment for the energetic balance of life energy!