For the uninitiated, acupuncture Orlando is an ancient medical procedure that follows the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which states that acupuncture points are connected to energy vessels called meridians on which vital energy, which the Chinese calls qi or chi, flows.

Acupuncturists will gladly enlighten the patient on what acupuncture really is putting to rest any myths or misconceptions the patient might have regarding acupuncture. The treatment entails the insertion of hair thin needles into sites in the body called acupuncture points or acupoints.  The needles are manipulated into place to induce therapeutic stimulation for the removal of pain and illnesses.  The needle insertion itself is not a painful process if done by a qualified and experienced acupuncturist.

Voluminous research and studies have been done on acupuncture and how it works for various kinds of illnesses.  Acupuncture has so many benefits for conditions such as extreme stress, depression, anxiety, emotional disorders, hyperacidity, irritable bowel syndrome, arthrosis/arthritis, menstrual cramps, PMS, allergies, diarrhea, constipation, vertigo, contusions, sprains, contractures, tremors, muscle pain and spasms and chronic or acute pain.  These are just some of the health conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat.  No other treatment modality can claim such as acupuncture can. Acupuncture is truly an amazing treatment; a gift of nature for the human race.

A good acupuncturist will take time to know his/her patient very well; the patient’s state of health, which includes his/her spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health in order to work out a treatment specifically for the condition of the patient treating not only the patient’s manifest symptoms but their underlying cause as well.  For example, the symptoms might show chronic fatigue and diarrhea but may be chi deficiency of the spleen as the underlying factor for the symptoms.  Once the disorder patterns are identified and diagnosed, the acupuncturist will then work to restore health to the patient.

As one can see, the approach and working paradigms used by acupuncturists and Western medical professionals are entirely different.  Western medicine uses the life science disciplines and the philosophy of empiricism to diagnose and treat a health problem.  Acupuncture and TCM, in general base their approach to health on the philosophies of Taoism and naturalism, which incorporates intangible abstract concepts such as chi and yin/yang as integral realities in its explanation of health and life.  Therefore, it is not surprising that not a few skeptics abound towards acupuncture therapy.  The concept of the scientific method does not apply at all in the study of acupuncture because acupuncture uses techniques that are subject to an individual’s unique constitution and condition.  It is to the chagrin of the skeptics that acupuncture does work validated no less by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health when these two organizations recognized acupuncture as a valid treatment for many types of conditions and ailments.