Smorgasbord Health Column – Ancient Healing Therapies – Acupuncture.

The thought of sticking a needle into your finger is enough to make some people faint… but what about 10 or 20 needles in various parts of your body!! Actually acupuncture needles are very fine and you barely feel them… honestly.. I have had several treatments over the years and the benefits in my case, far outweighed any mild discomfort.

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Last week I took a look at Reflexology and this week the focus is on the ancient Eastern healing therapy, Acupuncture

Acupunctureis believed to be Chinese in origin, although there is evidence that it might have been used nearly 5000 years ago in India. It is certainly one of the oldest and most respected medical procedures in use in the world. Not only for humans, but also our household pets, farm animals, race horses and exotic animals in zoos are being treated with acupuncture for many different ailments.

As far as the west is concerned, acupuncture really only came to prominence in the last half of the 20th century. Acupuncture means literally the stimulation of certain points on the body by a variety of techniques including massage, but this week we are taking a look at the practice that utilises needles.

Thin, solid metallic needles are…

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