Acupuncture Essay

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     A Chinese medical technique; acupuncture is a medicine originating in the orient over four-thousand years ago. Used primarily for pain relief, but also in curing disease and general health improvement. Oriental Medicine views
(illness and pain) as an imbalance of one's energy. With Acupuncture the energetic balance can be restored, thus helping the body to rid itself of disease. Often illnesses can be diagnosed and treated at an early stage.
Acupuncture consists of inserting hair thin needles through specific spots in the skin called acupuncture points. These specific spots of insertion are over neuroreceptors in underlying muscles. These needles are inserted along meridian points throughout the
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     Acupuncture, used in Asia for over four thousand years; Originally for the relief of pain. "Acupuncture appears to be undeniably effective in relieving pain." (Compton's interactive encyclopedia). Western observers witnessed, ordinarily painful surgical operations carried out on fully conscious patients.
These patients were only locally anesthetized by acupuncture and exhibited no signs of discomfort. The reason for acupuncture's success is not known, except for the belief that acupuncture needles stimulate the body's production of such natural pain-killing chemical substances as endorphins and enkephalins.
     Acupuncture; known to cure disease and improve general health. With the enormous problem of high blood pressure in the United States, acupuncture has been very effective in the control of pressure; aiding Americans in the fight to keep their blood pressure down. In many arthritis patients, acupuncture has almost completely eliminated the pain and suffering. We as a society understand the problem with obesity in the United States; acupuncture successfully aided in the control of appetite. "At one time acupuncture was believed to be related to hypnosis, but extensive experiments in animals undergoing surgery in veterinary hospitals have disproved that theory."
(Compton's interactive encyclopedia). Meridians;

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