Although I live in a Western world and I’m very thankful for Western Medicine, I’m also a big fan of Chinese Medicine. The way Chinese looks at our bodies, is in a holistic way. And to me, that makes a lot of sense. That’s why I explore different methods to get a healthier a body. For example, acupuncture.
‘Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles in specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy or Qi’, as MedineNet says. It also explaines it like this: ‘Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin.’
I’ve been at an acupuncturist in the past for my eczema. The acupuncturist put tiny needles in my ear that had to stay there for three days. A good acupuncturist looks at you in a whole manner: who are you, what do you struggle with, what kind of character do you have. They measure different things by your pulse, for example.
At the time of me writing this article, I’m seeing another acupuncturist. She measures my pulse and looks at the things I suffer from (which is eczema, PCOS and a thyroid disease). She places needles in different places, for example in my toe, between my fingers or in my leg. These points are supposed to restore the energy flow in my body.
For me, acupuncture has helped me a lot. My complaints have been less. I do believe, that healing a body doesn’t work when you only try one method. I take good care of my body, eat well (lots of veggies and fruits!) and try different methods to heal my bodies. Have you tried acupuncture? What do you think?