Description: A human body contains a set of acupuncture points which can be stimulated to allow the body to function more effectively and aid the healing process. Acupuncture works by stimulating these acupuncture points, in a single or combination manner, to achieve healing responses by the body. The selection of the points is specifically considered by the practitioner in order to treat different illnesses by helping to achieve the balance between Yin and Yang in the human body.
How: The process involves inserting one or more very fine sterilized needles into specific acupuncture points. All needles are disposable and are only used once. The use of needles is virtually painless.
1.Clear the meridians between acupuncture points
Acupuncture can clear the blocked meridians to allow them to function healthily and normally. Meridians are those pathways in a human body along which air and blood flow. Blocked meridians cause pains and numbness, swelling, bruises, and other medical symptoms. Hence acupuncture can release pains and remove some symptoms.
2.Blend yin and yang
Yin and Yang are two complementary forces within the body, such as hot and cold, active and passive, and so on and they need to be balanced for a human being to feel well. Most unwell feelings, such as feeling hot or cold, irritability, insomnia, and other symptoms, are perceived by Chinese medicine as the imbalance between Yin and Yang within a human body. Acupuncture can help to balance Yin and Yang and harmonise their influences on the body.
3.Uphold the air
Some chronic illnesses, such as long-term cough, sputum, weakness, inability to walk, low immunity, and tumours, are due to the weak flow of air. Acupuncture can help the body to uphold air strongly to remove these chronic illnesses.
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