Acupuncture is a method of connecting with our energetic and original essence. Like tapping into a flowing river and drinking pure ambrosia, acupuncture allows us to gain greater consciousness, and a more dynamic equilibrium of our own energy. As the Chinese medical saying goes, where qi (or energy) flows, blood goes. The body is very capable of healing when allowed to do so. Acupuncture allows the body to repair, relax, and rejuvenate; this is the basis for reversing dis-ease. And acupuncture provides a way for the body to remember how to allow healing and flow, unencumbered by pharmaceuticals.
Acupuncture is part of one of the oldest medical systems on the planet. Many countries utilize acupuncture (China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Uganda, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Cyprus, Israel, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia). It is adaptive to different cultures, and has few side effects.
Many conditions can be treated with acupuncture. It is helpful to believe that healing will occur through acupuncture (or any other healing modality used), but belief is not required for it to work. The effects are rooted in provoking the body’s ability to heal itself (aka, intrinsic intelligence). The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) approve its use for many conditions.
Some of the effects of acupuncture are to: increase pain threshold, increase blood circulation, increase white blood cell activity (thereby improving immunity), decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and regulate blood sugar.
Some of the conditions that benefit from acupuncture are: insomnia, sexual dysfunction, headache, common colds, endocrine conditions, asthma, constipation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke rehabilitation, sports injuries, whiplash, allergies, memory problems, addictions, Bell’s palsy, and obesity. And you don’t have to be unwell to benefit from it; once the physical body is functioning optimally, acupuncture can serve as a tool on the path to greater enlightenment.