Acupuncture what is and some benefits

17/06/2011 by Ofélia Jesus (various sources)

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that has withstood the time, whose records are more than 2000 years. Acupuncture is part of Chinese Medicine (TCM).

The first known written record about acupuncture appears in the Huang Ti Nei Ching, or Treaty of Internal Medicine of the Yellow Emperor. In the second century BC, the book Proceedings of the historian, there is an account of a prince of healing already in a coma that after you have needles were inserted, regained consciousness and with the treatment recommended by the physician, was cured after twenty days.

Another legend tells the story of a hunter who lived plagued with headaches. Struck by an arrow in the heel, he was cured when the healer withdrew and treated the wound with herbs. Intrigued, the healer experimented with various human subjects, who stuck arrows at various points, discovering, so that the technique was effective.

The tombs of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 25 AC), discovered by archaeologists in 1972, are pictures that show the use of acupuncture.

Acupuncture (acu = needle puncture + = puncturar), it is the science and art of inserting needles into the skin of the patient in order to cure restoring health or preventing disease.

It includes among its principles the study of yin / yang, relationship the five elements theory and the circulation system of energy through the meridians of the human body.

The needles cause the stimulation of specific points of the body located on the skin surface. This stimulation has the ability to change different biochemical and physiological conditions to obtain the desired effect.

Acupuncture seeks the balance of being, improving the individual as a whole, as a preventive and curative technique and therefore have a wide field of work in psychophysical imbalances.

Among the best known are: arthrosis and arthritis in general, back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, muscle strains, contusions, neflítica colic, colic and constipation, asthma, allergies, migraines and chronic headaches, gastritis and digestive disorders, irregularities menstrual and dismenorréias, colds and flu, sinus infections, stroke sequelae and other neurological damage, stress, depression and other emotional disorders.

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