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Acupuncture and How it Works

Acupuncture is becoming an increasingly sought after treatment for a wide variety of conditions. For some people it is appealing because of its ancient and mysterious origins. For others, they have heard of the wonderful benefits obtained from acupuncture sessions by friends or family members. More recently however, acupuncture is becoming mainstream even within western medicine because research is showing it to be an effective option with little to no side effects. When it comes to acupuncture and how it works, there are a few different theories. Acupuncture is probably the most common form of treatment within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The theory according to TCM is that acupuncture is used to balance energy systems within the body. Throughout Asia, there is a concept of the body as having a ‘life force’ or ‘vital energy’ that flows within it. This energy or force is responsible for optimal health and healing processes....