Anyone who has ever gotten acupuncture done on a regular basis, knows it works, and many swear by it. They will be the first to tell you, do not knock it until you try it. This ancient art and health technique is much more than getting jabbed with hundreds of sharp needles. Scientists now believe it is doing something very important at the cellular level, which tends to explain a lot when it comes to the benefits that patients claim to get out of it. The benefits have been well documented, even if Western Medicine may be skeptical.
This is where the East meets the West, as Western Researchers and Scientists are beginning to see the brilliants of acupuncture. Perhaps, you might like to read up on this a bit. You can easily go to Wikipedia and see all the wonderful health solutions which acupuncture provides, and while you are at it you might go online to the Wall Street Journal and look up a recent article; “How Acupuncture May Work,” by Jeremy Singer-Vine, June 1, 2010.
The common comeback to those who are non-believers in these time-tested and proven means of what Western Medicine refers to as “alternative health cures” is alive and well through the Asian world. Almost, they know something that took Western Medicine until now to prove, to prove exactly how it “might” work. Typically, most Americans are afraid of needles and do not wish to get poked with anything if they can help it, but it just is not that way in Asia.
It is amazing how relaxing it really is, especially with a well-seasoned expert acupuncturist that really knows what they are doing. So, it seems that the advice of “do not knock it until you try it” is more than apropos in this regard. Why not schedule yourself for an appointment, consultation, and then open your horizons. Okay so, are you still chicken or are you ready to try something new?
Here is what you need to do first, rather than psyching yourself out go online an read articles about or articles concerning both Acupuncture and Acupressure. Next, read some of the History of Acupuncture, and familiarize yourself with all of the Acupuncture Pressure Points, believe me you will see how many there are and which points correspond to various parts of the body – it's amazing, and you'll be glad to learn all this.
Next see for yourself the number of professional Clinical Practices in your area. Then study some of the Scientific Research, and believe me more is added every month, it is not just an art, it's a health science too, a serious one. Acupoint Therapy and the benefits of Acupuncture are astounding. And if you are afraid of needles, why not learn about all the safety that goes into it, and yes, there are a few risks too. Please consider all this.