Acupuncture as an Alternative Medicine
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Practice which involves the insertion of the tips of needles into the skin at specific points for the purpose of treating various disorders by stimulating nerve impulses. The objective of acupuncture is to regulate and normalize the flow of the Chi, so that the Yin and the Yang return to a state of dynamic equilibrium. Chinese medicine does not draw a sharp line between mind and body as Western Medicine does. Acupuncture help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis or knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches.