Thursday, February 4, 2016
What You Probably Did Not Know about Acupuncture for Pain Management
Acupuncture involves the use of long thin needles being inserted in to the skin on specific parts of the body. To determine where the needles should be placed, the acupuncture specialist does a few tests first. They look at the tongue for signs of illnesses and inspect the body's pulse in various places to determine where the flow of energy might be blocked or stagnant. Those who practice acupuncture believe that most illnesses and pain are caused by the body's energy not flowing correctly, so the needles are placed in what they believe to be blocked energy areas. Most acupuncturists focus on healing the body as a whole, so besides offering acupuncture treatment, they sometimes also recommend herbal supplements and healthy diets to patients.