Therapy and mentality
This age-old therapy form has gained substantial acceptance in western countries over the past decades, through which pain can be eased and cured by the use of pinholing: the acupuncture.
According to the Chinese doctrine, a human’s life energy flows through the 14 meridians within our body. We can account up to 361 acupuncture points scattered upon these paths. The doctrine states that illnesses are based upon the dysfunction of the energy flux. Life energy can be redirected into the correct paths through the correct setting of needles, hence stimulating the body to heal.
Based its effectivity, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends acupuncture for 40 afflictions, among other for indisposition of respiratory passages, migraine, arthritis, rheumatism and eye affliction, to name a few.
Each acupuncture treatment must be preceded by a thorough diagnosis of the underlying dysfunction (pulse diagnosis). The prick of the needle is normally not perceived as painful. In addition the needle can be twirled in order to increase the stimulation. A special form of acupuncture is the ear acupuncture. A normal acupuncture session will last approximately 20-30 minutes and should be repeated 8-10 times over the course of a treatment. In view of the massive environmental influences and high stress levels a modern society is exposed to, acupuncture only can function in the long run in combination with a supporting orthomolecular therapy.