Acupuncture careers benefits those seeking alternative medical treatments
Edmonton, AB - November 8, 2010 - The practice of acupuncture has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. Acupuncture is based on the idea that energy flows through the body like electrical currents called "meridians". This energy, called "Qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows to our organs, enabling them to function properly.
When meridians become blocked, Qi builds up in parts of the body, while other areas of the body are deprived of energy. This creates an energy imbalance that results in illness and disease. Chinese Acupuncture restores this imbalance of energy by placing long, thin needles on sites of energy blockage, which releases the obstructed energy, restores the balance of Qi and promotes the body's own healing processes.
There are a dizzying number of acupuncture benefits. Some of the conditions that have been successfully treated with acupuncture include:
Many Western medical professionals now recognize the benefits of acupuncture as well. They theorize that acupuncture encourages the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, muscles, and spinal cord, which promotes healing in the body.