Acupuncture is a component of the health care in China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for diseases.
Acupuncture involves stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. It involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body. Electro – Acupuncture: This is the using of very small electrical impulses through the Acupuncture needles. This method is generally used for analgesia (pain relief or prevention)
Auricular Acupuncture: With auricular acupuncture, the ears are seen as a microcosm of the body and treatment is administered via fine needles, ear seeds, and ear tacks on various points on the ears. Ear seeds and tacks may be left in the ears after treatment to apply continuous stimulation with absolutely no feeling of them.