What is Acupuncture?

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | May 23, 2013

Acupuncture is an ancient medical procedure that originated in China, but has been used for thousands of years in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other regions of the East. It has also become increasingly popular in Europe and America as a form of holistic alternative medicine. Acupuncture by itself can treat illnesses without medication, utilizung the energy of the bodys electrical system to rebalance or realign. After diagnosis according to traditional Chinese medicine principles, a Doctor of Acupuncture will insert very thin needles at specific points in the patient’s body. This applictaion of very fine needles has a profound effect on the nervous system of the human body.


The concept is to re-balance or restore the “qi” or energy that flows through the human body.  Acupuncture can help manage or mitigate everything from asthma and bronchitis to depression, migraines, IBS,  constipation, sinusitis, chronic pain and arthritis, smoking, drug addictions, sexual dysfunctions, blood pressure issues, kidney, gall bladder problems, and more.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and represents the original form of acupuncture. Hand acupuncture comes from Korea, and focuses on the acupuncture and moxibustion therapy applied to the patient’s hands instead of the full body.

Auricular treatment is focused on the ears and can inluence body parts and regions soley from the ear.  Electrical pulses are sent through the needles in electroacupuncture to stimulate nerve and muscle pathways. Cosmetic acupuncture can be a natural way of reducing wrinkles and does not require a surgical procedure which increases the chance of side effects.

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