||Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese method of relieving
pain and treating disease by inserting fine metal needles into particular body parts. The
date at which Acupuncture was developed cannot be dated.
Early Acupuncture needles were made of stone, fish bones, and bamboo but
today they are made of stainless steel, gold or silver, and the length varies in sizes.
The Chinese believed that certain areas of the skin showed
sensitivity during illness or organ malfunction, and that the particular areas of
sensitivity depended on the particular disease or dysfunction. The points were found to be
part of a pattern rather than randomly distributed.
Acupuncture has proven to be a source
of natural therapy that many people prefer to use. Also in Asian areas, doctors would
perform Acupuncture on patients before surgery. It effects
people differently since we are all unique. It is becoming very popular in the West.