What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a complete and holistic medical system that has evolved and been improved upon for over 2,000 years into the effective form of health care that it is today. It had been outlawed in China in 1929 as part of China’s initiative to become more Westernized and was illegal in the United States. It was made legal again in China in the 1940’s and an initiative was set out to reconcile acupuncture with Western medicine. It became legal in the United States in 1976 largely due to the efforts of Miriam Lee whom had immigrated from China to the United States.

 

Acupuncture involves placing fine, sterile filaments at specific acupuncture points on the body. This activates the body’s qi and promotes the body’s natural healing and recuperative power. Much like how people don’t use 100% of their brain and muscles, people don’t use 100% of their body’s natural healing ability. Acupuncture can give a good boost to the body’s natural healing ability. Most often, this is enough to provoke the healing of chronic health issues and speed up recovery of ailments.