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Acupuncture - Miracle Treatment Remedy for all Aliments!

Updated: Mar 11, 2019

Acupuncture (针灸) is the practice of inserting needles into the superficial skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscles at particular acupuncture points and manipulating them. The aim the acupuncturist is to balancing the energy within the body by inserting these needles into a person's body.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are about 720 acupuncture points (穴位) on the human body that are connected by 12 main meridians (十二经络). These meridians conduct energy, or “气,” between the surface of the body and its internal organs.

Acupuncture is believed to keep the balance between Yin (阴) and Yang (阳), thus allowing for the normal flow of “气” throughout the body and restoring health to the mind and body.

It has been noted the acupuncture works for low back pain, neck & knee pain, osteoarthritis, headache and migraine.

All treatment or therapies come with their benefits as well as their risks. It is important to under the possible risks involving acupuncture, which are: -

1. The use of unsterilized needles (opt for the use of one time needle) may infect the patient.

2. Bleeding, bruising, and soreness may occur at the insertion sites.

3. Patient with a bleeding disorder or takes blood thinners might encounter excessive bleeding.

4. In rare cases, a needle may break and damage an internal organ.

5. When inserted deeply into the chest or upper back, there is a risk of collapsed lung, although this is very rare.

To find a licensed practitioner, visit The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board (TCMPB). The TCMPB is a statutory board established under the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Act 2000, Singapore. TCMPB registers TCM practitioners (both acupuncturists and TCM physicians), accredits TCM institutions and TCM courses for the purpose of registration and regulates the professional ethics and conduct of registered TCM practitioners.

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