Disadvantages Of Acupuncture

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In traditional chinese medicine, ancient Chinese doctors were the ones that first introduced the concept of a meridian system, a system of distribution networks all over our body to transport blood and Qi, as well as connect tissues, internal organs and reflect the pathological changes of these internal organs. Hence, the meridian system can also be linked to other traditional Chinese medicine concepts such as Qi, the fundamental substance that serves as vital energy necessary for maintaining our life and health and also the concept of Yin and Yang. The distribution network or pathways can be pictured as a giant web in our body that link different areas together, supplying Qi to the parts that require it.

The development of the meridian system
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Acupuncture has been recognised as able to kill pain, as it modifies or controls the brain’s various neurochemical substances that are related to pain receptors or mechanisms, such as serotonin. Acupuncture is also beneficial to other problems, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggesting that there are over 100 diseases and disorders that acupuncture could help with, including disorders that may be hard to cure or help with, including depression and insomnia. Acupuncture is evidence based, so there are many cases where it has succeeded, adding to its credibility, along with its long history in China and traditional Chinese medicine. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to carry out and very accessible in Asian countries. With more and more patients willing to try this alternative form of therapy, more and more Chinese medicine clinics are popping up around the world that include acupuncture as a viable form of treatment. In addition, acupuncture does not only have to done when you are sick or require treatment, it also a holistic form of treatment that can also be done to maintain health and not just to fix your body, unlike Western
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