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Acupuncture: An Oriental Ancient Therapy
What is acupuncture
Acupuncture is an oriental complementary therapy that works the life force through specific points called meridians.
Therapy, Effects and Treatment
According to this therapy, our body has a flow of energy (chi) which, when interrupted, interferes with the body's balance. With the loss of balance, consequently, the disease arises.
The therapist works with this flow of vital energy by inserting needles into specific points on the body to balance it. These points can also be stimulated by pressure or heat.
This complementary therapy has its recognized effects in Western medicine, however, traditional treatment should not be replaced by it without medical knowledge and consent. Its beneficial effects act in a complementary and non-substitute manner. People on medical treatment should always report to their doctor whatever supplemental treatment they are receiving.
Despite having many positive effects on health and well-being, not all people feel its benefits (relaxation, well-being, relief from pain and tension, etc.).
- There are reports of the practice of acupuncture in Chinese prehistory. This therapy spread in Europe during the Middle Ages.
- Acupuncture has already been applied to animals such as dogs and cats.