Acupuncture treatments are on the rise in the UK, and generally it is a worldwide rise – but how would you find a good acupuncturist for treatment for your specific condition, as well as within London area?
According to BAL (Best Acupuncture London) – they say there are various levels of acupuncture, and dozens if not hundreds of systems and subsystems within acupuncture for various diseases and conditions – some work better for some, whilst not as effective for other disorders. It is said that acupuncture masters were the one who taught folk acupuncture (common acupuncture) to farmers to help with possible medical crisis in villages in China – these were known as Barefoot Doctors when directly translated into english.
The BAL team is the same team that set up the acupuncture licensing system in the western world, such as the United States and have come from the Orient (various countries) to set this up for helping people find the right kind of medical practitioner after treatment.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is actually an advanced science which we have yet to explore the extent of its capabilities – it works on an energetic level (yes this is still science and not magic or anything of that sort) by opening channels in the body to get a certain result – that said, a needle entered into the acupuncture point can have many intentions behind it, sometimes it is just to get a nerve reaction – and sometimes it is to target the acupuncture point, due to its positioning to help with a certain condition of the body.
Is Acupuncture Scientifically Proven?
It is contrary to popular belief, that we think acupuncture isn’t proven – but actually, it has well over 5,000 years of clinical history – this is more than modern medicine currently has – so it is almost insulting to ask that question of proven – it is more of the question, do you understand the clinical history and how to use it.
But the Meridians aren’t actually physically there, at least I never heard of them being there in Biology class?
The meridians were a long debated discussion in acupuncture – and strangely, even many acupuncturists don’t have a clear, easy to understand explanation of this – that said, this has been resolved and the answer was discovered by a Korean scientist (source here) who used a dye to discover the meridian pathways – these pathways are usually collapsed when the body is dead, hence autopsy could never reveal these in the past.