Acupuncture is perhaps the most unorthodox way to cure bad breath. Most Americans are not even aware of what acupuncture is all about and for sure, they will be surprised to know that it can be used to treat or cure halitosis (bad breath). Acupuncture is an oriental healing art that uses tiny needles to treat a health condition. When a needle is inserted into a certain part of the skin (known as an acupoint), it causes an effect that leads to the restoration of the normal flow of life energy (known as Chi or Qi) in the body. This Chi is believed to circulate all over the body, just as blood does, through pathways of energy known as meridians. Chi is the force in our body that gives us the ability to feel, work, move, and think.

Practiced for more than three thousand years, Chinese medicine uses an approach that is very much different than that of Western medicine. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that the health of the spirit, mind, and body is all connected through Chi. Yin and Yang needs to be in proper balance for the body to be able to function optimally. This belief is one of the fundamental principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM practitioners believe that all life is derived from the complementing and opposing interdependency of Yin to Yang, and vice-versa. This interaction results in good health. When an imbalance of yin and yang occurs, the whole body is thrown off balance as well. This imbalance can be caused by illness or disease. Health and balance go hand in hand, in Chinese medicine.

TCM practitioners believe that bad breath is the result of a hot stomach. This mean s that stomach has too much heat inside it and besides bad breath can lead to other symptoms such as frontal lobe headaches, mouth ulcers, and gum swelling and disease. Overabundance of stomach heat may be due to several factors that can include consuming food that has turned bad, stomach flu, bad diet, and extremely high levels of stress among many others. Excess stomach heat is a common condition and oftentimes, it goes unnoticed. Most people deal with this problem by taking antacids. Antacids really do not solve the underlying problem. To help cure excess stomach heat, acupuncture can help.

We should remember that acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. It has undergone a long process of refinement and its use has been expanded to treat dozens of health conditions from addictions to PTSD and from bad breath and colitis to treatment of cancer pain and the side effects of cancer “therapies” such as chemotherapy. Acupuncture is one of the most useful forms of treatments in the world. It works by restoring balance to Yin and Yang that, in turn, leads to the restoration of health. Acupuncture can help clear excess heat in the body allowing the stomach to go back to its normal internal temperature. This leads to the total cure of bad breath. You need to do a little research when looking for a qualified and reputable acupuncturist. You can ask for referrals from your doctor or you can search online to find reputable and a qualified practitioner near or on your area.