Acupuncture Demystified

Does the word acupuncture conjure up images of needles and stinging pain? Well, there are needles involved and there is a bit of pain as well. But, what most people don’t know is that acupuncture is a highly effective form of ancient healing and a commonly practiced form of alternative medicine that in the right hands can provide relief from a number of health and chronic pain conditions.


Ancient Approach to Holistic Healing in the Modern Times

Acupuncture has its roots in Eastern culture and dates back to almost 2,500 years. Alternative medicine is quickly emerging as a viable form of improving health not just for the body, but also for the mind. Chinese practitioners believed that the body has invisible lines through which ‘’qi’’ which is the vital life force of the human body flows. Anytime the flow of this life force is impacted or disrupted, it gives rise to all kinds of health conditions.
Practitioners of acupuncture are trained in the art of correcting this imbalance by placing ultrathin needles lightly into the skin. When this life force is stimulated in a particular way, the imbalance is corrected which in turn leads to healing of the corresponding body part.


The entry of acupuncture is relatively new in western culture. However, this form of alternative healing has now become widely accepted and an increasing number of people are opting for treatment and healing through acupuncture. In addition to ridding the body of aches and pains and other health conditions, acupuncture is also an effective way of providing relief from stress and anxiety which also play a crucial role in the body’s natural healing process.


Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture offers a number of health benefits in addition to relief from pain and ailments. A lot of people who have undergone acupuncture say it helped them with relieving and dealing with stress while also increasing their energy level days and in some cases even weeks after the treatment. Insomnia is another condition that is commonly treated by acupuncturists. Even in people who do not have insomnia, acupuncture was found to have helped in improving their sleep pattern.


If you are still unsure if acupuncture is something for you, then answer the following;

  • Do you feel tensed/stressed out all the time?
  • Are you plagued by pains and other stress related conditions?
  • Are your muscles stiff?
  • Is your metabolism in need of a reboot?
  • Are you constantly battling mood swings?
  • Do you have dry eyes and suffer from poor vision and eye pain?


If you answered with a yes to anyone or all of the above, then there is a very good chance that your liver is stressed out. Acupuncture could help relieve the above mentioned conditions by stimulating the source point for the liver.


Acupuncture Treatment at Sean’s Massage Center

From the moment you step into Sean’s Massage Center, the feeling is that you have walked into a place of comfort, care, and relaxation. Practitioners of acupuncture at Sean’s Massage Center are trained in this ancient science and understand the mapping of pressure points for improving ‘’qi’’ for a variety of health conditions.


Each session is carried out in keeping with your physical condition and also with complete focus on your comfort. Healing is a two way process. The practitioners are Sean’s Massage Center understand this very well and for this reason, keeping you completely relaxed and comfortable is a priority.


Visit our acupuncture page to know more about how acupuncture can benefit you, and or to schedule an appointment today.