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The term holistic medicine is often used to describe unconventional treatments and medicines. Holistic medicine often revolves around a set of beliefs that give a basis to the treatment techniques. It is a form of treatment that deals with physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing of a person. As such, it focuses on the complete health of the person since the outer self is believed to be linked with the inner and much more complex persona.

These two states are considered to relate to one another such that a physical problem in one area could be dealt with by tending to emotional problems. Dysfunction in any of these areas is believed to cause an imbalance that can affect other unrelated areas.

In research carried out in Australia (Hassed, 2004, it was found out that many people are turning to alternative treatment methods due to their whole-being approach. The philosophy around this type of treatment has made popular the term “wellness.” Everybody is looking to holistic treatment as it promises to take care of the mind and body, something that conventional medicine has failed to do. The wellness movement is attracted to the empowering feeling that comes with such treatment since it eventually models into a wholesome way of life.

Acupuncture as a form of Holistic Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest known medicinal practices in the history of humanity and one of the most popular forms of holistic medicine. It has been around for some 2000 years and has evolved a lot over time.

The western world is only beginning to warm up to treatments from TCM.  Before people really understood just how much acupuncture could do for the body, most people enjoyed sessions as a form of relaxation.

Acupuncture is administered by inserting hair-thin needles into specific parts of the body. The needles are inserted at energy junctions in the body where your qi is most powerful and thus balance it. Apart from needle insertion, acupuncture points can also be stimulated through;

· Heat – through Moxibustion
· Suction –  via Chinese Cupping
· Pressure – via Tui Na massage
· Friction – via Gua Sha
· Impulse of electromagnetic energy – through applying electrical stimulation to the needles

Acupuncture points are meant to stimulate the central nervous system which causes the release of chemicals into different parts of the body like the spinal cord, muscles and brain. These chemicals once emitted support the body’s natural healing system bringing about physical as well as emotional well-being.

Such treatment has been used to heal numerous conditions such as chronic pain, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, asthma, allergy among many others. For this reason, acupuncture has become one of the most trusted holistic treatments around. A session of this kind will have you feeling energized or relaxed while at the same time taking care of physical problems that would otherwise be difficult to handle.

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