Over the centuries thousands of people have used acupuncture treatment to cure their ailments. Acupuncture is actually a medical technique that is practiced involving the insertion of needles through the surface of the skin at certain points of the body which are called acupoints. Different types of acupuncture and different types of needles are used with various accompaniments like electricity and moxibustion to treat various ailments. It is believed that the practice of acupuncture had originated from China. However, there is controversy that it originated in Basser.
Today the practice of acupuncture has spread far and wide and many countries throughout the world practice acupuncture techniques to cure many ailments. Skilled and well trained acupuncturists practice this treatment either with low energy laser beams while others use the magnetic BBs of the acupoints. Micro-acupuncture is a treatment where 48 non-traditional acupoints are found on the feet and hands and pierced with needles.
Auriculotherapy is otherwise known as ear puncture. This is practiced with the postulation that the ear is the map of the organs of the body. Similarly other acupuncturists have other notions like the iridology where the iris is considered the map of the body and reflexology wherein the foot is the map.
Acupuncture is believed to be very effective in patients suffering with AIDS, asthma, arthritis, allergies, kidney problems, Bell's palsy, bronchitis, breast enlargement, depression, constipation, dizziness, colds, diarrhea, drug addictions, fertility problems, fatigue, epilepsy, gynecologic disorders, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, headaches, hot flushes, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, paralysis, nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting and post acupuncture. It is also very effective with people with sexual dysfunction, sciatica, stroke, smoking, vision problems, sinus and any other ailments.
Many medical anecdotes with regard to the acupuncture treatment's effectiveness have surfaced. However, in many cases there have been a wide range of success stories among those who have undergone acupuncture treatment for various ailments. Scientific studies have proven results that acupuncture does bring relief from pain and other ailments like arthritis, epilepsy, headaches etc.
However, many studies and scientific evidences have testified that acupuncture treatment does benefit those with certain conditions, especially by providing the best relief from pain. At the same time, it does not always provide relief for some with certain or the same ailments as the other. Though acupuncture does have its pros in most cases, it also does have its cons. For instance, a person who suffers a severe heart problem may want to go in for a heart surgery rather than try the acupuncture treatment which may not be effective in certain cases.
By Mary Thomson