If you are looking into the myriad of methods available to get off the evil cancer sticks, it is no surprise that some time might be spent deciding whether acupuncture to stop smoking is worth a try. Acupuncture is an ancient Healing Art that comes to us from China, Japan and other Asian countries. Several studies have proved that acupuncture as an infertility treatment is extremely effective when used in combination with several infertility procedures including ‘in vitro’ fertilization.
But it is widely accepted that acupuncture is effective in treating nausea and pain. This is not so as over 30 states in America officially recognize or register the practice of acupuncturists. Most individual Acupuncture Treatments last about one hour. The actual points on the body where the needles are placed is based primarily on tradition not the specific structures in which the needles are inserted.
Needles are put into various points in the body called meridians and then moved around by the acupuncturist. There is no tissue damage as a result of insertion generally as the needles used in acupuncture are very hair like and they have a rounded point and are solid.
If, on the other hand, you are experiencing more serious conditions, more intensive and/or more regular treatments are called for. During the time that the needles are inside, there might be feelings of tingling, of heat, or a numb sensation. Before you commit to any acupuncture school or to any acupuncture training you can check out the “Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture” by Ellis, Wiseman, and Bosson.
From the 1970s a medical acupuncture model started to develop which advocates a neurological rather than energy basis for the healing art. Most Chinese doctors will agree that this is very effective for about thirty percent of patients, while western doctors studying this phenomenon put the number closer to ten percent.