The acupuncture therapy and herbal formulas have developed in China during a period of about 2,500 years. According to theory and clinical practice, acupuncture regulate the flow of Q (vital energy) shunting it to those areas where it is deficient and draining it from area where it is excess. The goal of acupuncture is to regulate and restore the harmonious energetic balance of the pain. When the energy flows freely there is no pain distress in the organs. If the energy is blocked then there will be pain or metabolic dysfunction.
Acupuncture is said to release endorphins, which are body’s natural pain relievers. During acupuncture the needles stimulate the sensory neurons which helps direct the flow of hormones and nervous system signals through the body. After the affected area can move and operate without any pain it will begin to heal naturally.
The World Health Organisation has publicly announced that acupuncture is suitable for treating the following:
- Ear, nose and throat disorders
- Toothaches, chronic otitis, sinusitis, and acute tonsillitis
- Respiratory disorders; bronchial asthma
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Neurological and muscular disorders such as headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis.
- Chinese herbal medicine can be used for acute and chronic condition for a long tern without side effects.
The vast majority of Chines herbs are collected from the wild or cultivated with little or no pesticides. With combination of acupuncture and herbal medicines, the majority of human diseases can be treated.
If you want to know about the oriental medicine, you can visit the website of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, www.NCCAOM.org.