Acupuncture as a Treatment

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted into the body to alleviate pain, relax and the soothe the muscle tissues. However, this method of treatment is termed as 'pseudoscience' by the west because of the theories and practices of TCM, which are claimed not to be based on scientific knowledge. It has also been characterized as 'quackery', which may or not be true.

Around the world, there are a range of variants in acupuncture practices originating from different philosophies, and techniques vary depending on the country in which it is performed. This treatment is most often used to attempt pain relief, though acupuncturists claim that it can also be used for a wide range of other conditions. Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms of treatment, as there is no single fix for all the health issues. A living body is result of many factors and parameters, hence there will be no straight forward remedy for any of the health condition it develops over time.

However, since most of the ailments that we know and suffer are because of the reason of the environment we live, the lifestyle we have adopted, the food we consume and how we are living consciously. It is important to correct the root cause, rather than try to fix the issue after it arises.