Acupuncture is a type of treatment that hails from China and uses needles in certain areas of the body as a way of relieving pain and treating health problems. Some newer acupuncture courses don’t involve needles though and will teach you how to do this with a type of massage called acupressure. On a typical acupuncture course you will learn about which areas of the body you must target in order to solve certain issues. You will also be taught about the health and safety aspect of performing acupuncture.
Acupuncture is part of a 3000-year old system of traditional Chinese medicine, which believes that life energy (chi) flows along invisible channels in the body known as meridians. Acupuncturists use these channels to regulate their patients’ healing process and help restore their health. Acupuncture involves stimulating carefully selected parts of the body, usually by inserting very fine stainless steel needles to anaesthetise, relieve pain and treat a wide variety of illnesses. Electro-acupuncture is a more recent introduction, using electrical energy to treat the...more
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