Foundation

Introduction

Acupuncture is an art, which was found from ancient time in India, China, Japan and SriLanka.

Then it was developed further in China.

Now it is proved as science and it is commonly accepted as a mode of treatment in western countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved Acupuncture as the mode of treatment.

WHO also studied the effects of acupuncture and concluded the list of disorders, which can be treated with Acupuncture.

In India also Acupuncture is accepted as a mode of therapy. The Central Health Ministry had issued order vide their No. R.14015/25/96-U&H;(R)(Pt) dated 25/11/2003.

General public also accepted acupuncture, as it is a drugless therapy having no side effects.

It is best known for the control of pain.

 

It is also commonly observed that after trying variety of treatments in many cases, the patients turn to acupuncture and they are either cured or their comfort level is increased.

Here, the effort is made to create the awareness about the Acupuncture and fulfill the queries and doubts about the acupuncture treatment

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been a major part of primary healthcare in China for the last 5,000 years. It is used extensively for a variety of medical purposes ranging from the prevention and treatment of disease, for relieving pain and anesthetizing patients for surgery.

As in many oriental medicine practices, the emphasis of acupuncture is on prevention.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the highest form of acupuncture was given to have a long and healthy life.

What is acupuncture (Zen-Jeu)?

In Chinese Zen means acupuncture and Jeu means moxibustion.

Acupuncture literally means ' needle piercing.'

This is a practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes. Along with the usual method of puncturing the skin with the fine needles, the practitioners of acupuncture also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points.

The acupoints (acupuncture points) are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (Qi - pronounced as chi) in the body to restore health. Qi is the energy flowing through our body; we call it as Pran Shakti.

In the past 40 years acupuncture has become a well-known, reasonably available treatment in developed and developing countries. Acupuncture is used to regulate or correct the flow of Qi to restore health.