Acupuncture points stimulate the body to create harmony and balance.
State-of-the-art holographic disc from 8ight™marries the
traditional Chinese medicine of acupuncture to produce a revolutionary
delivery system achieving balance, harmony, and influencing the
body for better health.
April 8, 2007 –
Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is the most
commonly used medical procedure in the world. It is now considered a
mainstream procedure in the United States.
In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the
U.S. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated
8.2 million American adults have used acupuncture -- an impressive number
considering only an estimated 2.1 million American adults had used acupuncture
the previous year.
There are approximately 6,500 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. and
3,000 doctors who perform acupuncture as part of their medical practice.
The U.S. medical community now accepts acupuncture and a growing number
of medical schools, such as UCLA; include acupuncture training in their
What is Acupuncture Medicine
Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced
for at least 2,500 years. It is partly based on the idea that complaints
are not a singular problem. The belief is what happens in one part of the
body is reflected in the rest body - that everything is interconnected.
The traditional Chinese theory behind acupuncture as a medical treatment
is very different from that of Western medicine. It is a whole medical
system that was documented in China by the 3rd century B.C. Traditional
Chinese Medicine is based on a concept of vital energy, known as qi or
chi (chee), which is believed to flow throughout the body. It is believed
to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance
and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin (negative energy)
and yang (positive energy).
WHY USE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS
How Acupuncture Works
No one is entirely sure how acupuncture works, thought the evidence
shows it is a useful remedy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, imbalances
or disturbances in the basic qi (energy) are thought to result in illness
or dysfunction. Disease results from the flow of qi being disrupted and
yin and yang becoming unbalanced.
Qi is believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. There
are 12 main meridians and 8 secondary meridians. Through these meridians
energy flows are accessible through more than 2000 different acupuncture
points. By inserting extremely fine needles into these points in various
combinations, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow
will rebalance. This will allow your body's natural healing mechanisms
to take over.
What are the Advantages of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the most studied and used medical procedure in the world
with over 2,000 years in practice. Advances in western techniques are
proving the usefulness of acupuncture as a drug free alternative.
Current studies indicate that acupuncture offers symptomatic relief
for a variety of diseases and conditions, including low back pain, headaches,
migraines and osteoarthritis. It is useful as an additional treatment
or an acceptable alternative in a comprehensive pain management program.
In a 2006 a Mayo Clinic study showed that acupuncture significantly improved
symptoms of fibromyalgia. The National Institutes of Health just did
a study, one of the most comprehensive studies of acupuncture, on fibromyalgia
with the same results – it significantly improves the symptoms
of this disease.
In addition, research shows acupuncture can help manage postoperative
dental pain and alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Studies
show it also appears to offer relief for chronic menstrual cramps and
discs from 8ight uses acupuncture point placement as a vehicle to create
the desired effect: weight loss, more energy, restful
sleep, or pain relief. It isn’t to treat or cure any specific
disease; it simply enables the body to function at a higher level of
this type of natural optimal environment is present, the body has the
capacity to effectively repair and heal itself. Naturally, individual
results will vary depending upon numerous personal and environmental
factors such as overall state of health, age, diet, etc.