Many people think acupuncture simply punctures certain points to release tension in the body – but this is undermining the amount of work that is required and understanding behind the actual needling technique.
Acupuncture works on many levels – yes, one level is that it can release tension by puncturing certain points, but this is not the intention behind acupuncture treatments. The intention is to affect the body’s organic function in a way to make it more effective and to stop certain conditions from occurring.
The problem with acupuncture is that it is limited to the practitioner and his or her level of skill and understanding – it is just as much an art, as it is a science, but skills are required and take years to develop before treatments can be effective.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can treat all kinds of human ailments – from simply aches and pains (which it is commonly known for) to more serious conditions (which only a few practitioners can help with).
Does acupuncture require belief in for it to work?
No. Real acupuncture does not require your belief for it to work – it is not based on the placebo effect nor hypnosis related arts which are completely different. There is a common misconception to acupuncture, where skeptics seem to think belief in the system is required to get any kind of results – the fact of the matter is, a full skeptic can be helped if treated by a well experienced acupuncturist.