Western medicine is structured to treat a patient’s symptoms with pharmaceutical therapies. With the growing number of recalled medicine, there are a growing number of people who are seeking a holistic treatment for their ailments both physical and mental.
There are even alternative medicine treatments covered by insurance companies, we will focus on Acupuncture in this article.
According to the National Institute of Health, there are 10 million people in the US who have tried or are continuing treatment with Acupuncture. Many people think of needles and pressure points when they hear a friend has seen an acupuncturist. The practice of acupuncture is defined as a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques.
I’ve had friends and family who have all used Acupuncture and they have ranged from mindsets of skepticism to gullibility. But, one common trend I find is that they describe the experience as being very relaxing and calming. My wife recently started seeing an acupuncturist referred by a friend. She describes each visit in detail and I am always amazed at how calm she is af
terward. The overarching theme of her experience is how in tune she is with her body, so much that her Acupuncturist can tell her about problems she is experiencing without her input.
Acupuncture is not just about using needles, it’s about aligning your body’s Qi which in Chinese Medicine is described as the life energy of your body. When you see an Acupuncturist, they are working to develop your Qi to attain a happy physical and mental well-being.