Employee Wellness Programs Glossary Term:
"Acupuncture"

Acupuncture has been a very common and widely talked about topic for many years. But what exactly is acupuncture? It is nothing but the use of needles by inserting it or manipulating it in the human body to provide relief from pain and other symptoms for therapeutic reasons. Acupuncture is done all over the world, but there is no universal system for it. Each area has its own different version of acupuncture.

Nobody knows for sure when Acupuncture began, but it was first recorded in China, making it the birthplace of Acupuncture. Acupuncture has always been studied by modern medicine and science with fascination. This fascination is for the reason that Acupuncture has been very effective and powerful in healing several diseases. However, even after so many years of research, modern medicine has been unable to find conclusive evidence of its power, and it is still a controversial practice.

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Acupuncture is practiced by stimulating certain Acupuncture points located on 'meridians' on the body. There are believed to be a total of fourteen meridians located on the human body. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is said to be dependant on every patient, and is based on the disharmony of the body. Acupuncture has been found to be very effective in neurological conditions.

An example of a successful treatment by acupuncture is that of vascular headaches. Vascular headaches are a kind of headaches that result in the throbbing of veins in the temples. Traditional Acupuncture prescribes placing needles on the sensitive webs of the hands between the thumb and the palm on both hands. By stimulating these points, it said to be stimulating the face and head. A patient can either feel simultaneous relief from pain with the insertion of the needles, immediate pain or nausea in case the headache is severe.

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The most common problem cured by Acupuncture though, is chronic back pain. Acupuncture is one of the best natural remedies for back pain. Several people respond well to Acupuncture treatment. As per Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, back pain is mainly caused due to blockage of energy in the body, causing disharmony. The Acupuncture needles are poked into the specific Acupuncture point in the body. The needles, when inserted in the body, release the blocked energy. You can cure your back pain through Acupuncture in about 2-3 sessions. An Acupuncture session can cost you anywhere from $60 to $100. The best part about acupuncture is it is completely natural and it doesn't involve any side effects.



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