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Acupuncture is a very old medical art. It is more than a thousand years old ancient medical practice. Acupuncture
promote natural healing. Each patient are custom treated. This is done by inserting needles and applying electrical
stimulation or heat at very precise acupuncture points.
Acupuncture can treat various medical conditions, promote health and well being, and prevent illnesses.
Acupuncture sends messages to the brain via specific acupuncture points, which stimulates the body to heal itself.
These messages can stimulate the immune system, lessen pain, promote circulation, or can have other specific
The needles activate the hypo-thalamus and pituitary glands, resulting in board spectrum of systematic effects,
including changes in secretion of endorphins which are hormone –like neurotransmitters and change in blood flow.
These transmitters cause relaxation and feeling of well being during acupuncture treatments.
The world health organization recognizes oriental medicine as being effective treatment over 100 disorders.
Some of these are:
These includes backache, neck ache, headache, sciatica, dizziness, arthritis, neuralgia, and chronic oain disorders.
The US National Institutes of Health ( NIH) issued a consensus statement on acupuncture in 1997, which states
that “acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is practiced widely in the United States and promising results
have emerged showing the efficacy of acupuncture”. The NIH further states that “ there is sufficient evidence
of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine and to encourage further studies of its
physiologyand clinical value.”
The NIH report mentions that the efficacy of acupuncture has been found in the following conditions: