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By Peter Mole

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment which originated in China over 5000 years in the past. it's now commonly practised within the Western international to alleviate the indications of quite a lot of actual and mental stipulations. Acupuncture, as in all chinese language drugs, perspectives the sufferer as a 'whole' and treats approximately all persistent sickness as a manifestation of the individual's specific weaknesses. whilst acupuncture is directed at those long-standing weaknesses or 'imbalances', the sufferer is usually surprised to discover that not just is his or her major grievance enhancing, yet many secondary proceedings are too. by means of putting very high quality needles into particular issues at the physique, the lifestyles strength or 'Qi' within the physique is influenced, allowing it to come to wellbeing and fitness, stability and concord in physique, brain and spirit. writer BIOG: Peter Mole is without doubt one of the UK's best practitioners of acupuncture and is the Dean of stories on the collage of built-in chinese language drugs in studying. Peter practises on the Oxford average healthiness Centre and is a member of the administrative Committee of the British Acupuncture Council.

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There is an increasing recognition that physical symptoms are integrally related to the state of health of one’s mind and spirit. This is one of the great lessons that the West can learn from the East. Any comprehensive system of medicine must strive to be a therapy that treats the heart of the individual’s illness. Unless a system of medicine has a clear vision of how the body, mind and spirit interact with each other, then it is doomed to be forever limited to a therapy of symptomatic relief.

But the principle is now established. However strange it may seem, acupuncture definitely works. Nobody with an open mind can claim any more that acupuncture only works because the patient believes that it does. uk. What do we mean by mind? By ‘mind’ we mean the cognitive faculty and the ability to think. What some call the ‘monkey mind’, because it is constantly jumping around. The everyday thought of the everyday mind. The phrase ‘mentally ill’ is legitimately used in Western Medicine to describe problems in sense perception, personality, emotions or behaviour.

It is also possible to apply the criterion of Heat/Cold to specific symptoms. For example, many painful joints, often given names such as arthritis, rheumatism or lumbago in the West, feel cold to the touch. The area feels less painful after a hot bath or other forms of heat are applied. Many, however, are unaffected or made even more painful by heat. For the acupuncturist it is obvious that this is a different syndrome and will require different treatment. When too much heat is present in a particular area or function of the body there will be a tendency for the person to have symptoms.

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