Definition of Acupuncture
The term acupuncture comes from two Latin words: acus (needle) and pungere (stab). Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy technique, which involves the placement of solid needles at precise locations on the body.
Acupuncture Techniques functions
The function of acupuncture techniques are:
- Improve symptoms
- Treat disease
- Creating health
History of Acupuncture
Strong sensory stimulation involving needles techniques and scarification has been used to reduce pain throughout history. The exact date of the origin of the first use of acupuncture for some reason is not clear, where the stone needles or bian shi, originally used in the stone age. Bone needles have been found in the start of the 21th century to the 16th century BC in the Xia Dynasty.
For more than 30 years, found an increase in interest in acupuncture in the West, where the used disposable needles are smooth to help various non-pain conditions and pain. This is partly due to the growing disappointment with drug therapy and a variety of side effects (including mortality) and partly because increased neurophysiologic basis and clinical evidence base deeply about the ways it works.
Despite the increased acceptance of acupuncture in between the public and the medical profession, most doctors still consider the lack of objective information about acupuncture. Fault in terms of the beliefs that are not supported by scientific evidence, based on the still widespread well.
There are various methods in humans and animals, including a variety approaches of traditional Chinese and Western, using manual acupuncture (manual acupuncture = MA) or electro-acupuncture (electro-acupuncture = EA). In humans, acupuncture is now mostly used for pain relief, but increased it’s role in handling various forms of non-pain conditions.
Article source: The Anesthesia CKLB