In ancient Chinese times, it was believed that disease entered the body through the skin. The longer that the disease was allowed to progress, the deeper it penetrated into the body, causing irreparable damage to the organs and systems of the body, eventually resulting in death. Without access to microscopes or other advanced technology that we use in today’s world of medicine, Chinese doctors decided to try and find another way to stop the spread of disease inside the body.
It was widely believed that the life force, or chi (a.k.a. qi), flowed through the body, carrying essential nutrients along with diseases throughout the body. It was decided that stopping the progression of the disease by inserting needles would be the best way to proceed. The farther the disease had progressed, the deeper the needles were inserted. This method of using needles to control chi or qi is called acupuncture.
Although acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, today it remains a popular way to find relief from pain. There are many different kinds of acupuncture available for pain relief in today’s world. While it may seem that sticking needles into specific areas of the body is a strange way of finding relief from pain, the truth is that acupuncture has many benefits when it comes to pain relief. Because the needles are inserted into the nerves, it helps to re-establish the connection between the nerves and the brain, thus providing you with the much-needed release of pain.
At times, acupuncture can be combined with heat, pressure or mild electrical currents, depending on the results that are desired. The main purpose of acupuncture is to bring your life force back into balance, thus relieving you of pain and suffering in a more holistic manner.
If you would like to know more about the acupuncture services that we offer at Collaborative Health Group, come in and visit with us or give us a call today. Our attention to detail, professionalism and genuine concern for your health make us the provider of choice for all of your wellness needs. Let us help you to achieve a more active lifestyle through better health and freedom from pain.