3000 years old medicine can not be wrong
Acupuncture is medical system dating back over 3000 years. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles to “re-program” and restore normal functions in the body. When the acupuncture needles are inserted they send signals to the brain that promote healing by activating the body’s existing self-healing abilities. Today, the art and science of Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine is still not understood by many, yet it continues to gain popularity and acceptance because of one fact – IT WORKS.
To understand how distal acupuncture works we could use the flowing example: to turn on a light in a room you don't use a leader to touch the light bulb in the ceiling, instead you turn on a switch that is far away -distal- from the lamp.
As an biomedical and electrical engineer I like to understand the human body as a advanced electronic circuit covered with hundreds of switches or acupuncture points that when get stimulated by a needle -or other methods- activates a function or action anywhere in the body modulated by the nervous system.
The power of acupuncture to restore the health of body and mind is increasingly recognised throughout the western world. Acupuncture has an extraordinary ability to change people’s lives.
It works on a deep level to help patients recover their physical and mental harmony. Acupuncture is becoming ever more popular in the UK, and opportunities for both independent practice and within the NHS are growing all the time. Acupuncture is viewed very positively by the House of Lords Committee, the British Medical Association, and the World Health Organisation.
In 2003 World Health Organization published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred indication were discussed and divided into four groups concerning the strength of existing evidence.
Indications: Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment: