There are many medical conditions from which people suffer which can be treated without using modern-day medicines and surgery, but by using therapies that have been around for 2,500 years and more, such as acupuncture. The Chinese have been using acupuncture for all that time, and if it didn’t work it would have been quietly dropped long ago. However, the truth is that after a New York Times journalist was taken ill in China back in 1971 and subsequently wrote of his experiences, acupuncture has taken off in the West as well.
It is fair to see that nobody – even the Chinese – know exactly HOW it works. The best that we can do is to hazard a guess, and the Chinese have it that there is a flow of energy through the body which, all the while it is flowing freely, maintains the body’s health. If for some reason that flow gets interrupted, then ill health is the result. That makes a certain amount of sense because, as Einstein found, when it comes down to the basics, we are all made of nothing but energy.
This energy flows from the skin to the internal organs through 12 channels which are called meridians, and it is when those become blocked, for whatever reason, that the problem occurs.
Acupuncture is the process of inserting very fine needles into the skin at specific points on these meridians, which has the effect of unblocking them and allowing the natural flow of energy to resume. If this sounds painful, it is actually not. Some patients feel a short sensation of pain when the needles are inserted, but this very soon goes away.
At Acubody, we use acupuncture treatment in London for a range of different conditions, including things such as infertility. One of the causes of infertility in older women is stress, and acupuncture has been proven to have an effect on reducing stress. Indeed, we have had many successes in treating infertility with acupuncture, which has resulted in women who have been trying to conceive for many months, and sometimes up to a couple of years or more, to finally become pregnant.