Evidence from archaeological excavations in China revealed that during the New Stone Age (around 8,000 years ago), fine needles were crafted from stone and used to stimulate points in the body.
Acupuncture works to re-balance the body, and is used for a wide range of illnesses in Chinese medicine.
The first written record of acupuncture dates around 2,500 years ago, in a conversation between the Yellow Emperor of China and his physician. That record eventually became the authoritative classic of Chinese medicine known as the Nei Jing.
Acupuncture is performed by inserting sterile, disposable needles into specific points on the body. Treatments regulate the body's systems to promote healing, prevent illnesses and enhance total well-being.
Today, acupuncture is fully integrated in hospitals and the modern medical system in China and in parts of Europe. In the US, acupuncture is an FDA-regulated form of treatment for pain, osteoarthritis, tension, headaches and numerous types of stress-related discomfort. Recent studies have linked the effectiveness of acupuncture to the treatment of cancer and the alleviation of symptoms from chemo and radiation, as well as for depression and smoking cessation.
acupuncture as treatment
Yupo currently boasts a robust clientele of athletes, dancers, boxers and martial artists who seek acupuncture for injuries, relaxation and prevention to protect tendons and ligaments against new injuries. Our philosophy is that pain relief is a last resort, as proper preventative care would preclude the chance of injuries. Boxers entering a fight should have loose shoulders, runners entering a race should have loose calves, and this should be accomplished before the body endures any damage. Yet, when there is pain, acupuncture is a proven method to treat it.
Eva Huang has always felt that her greatest career accomplishments have been in women’s fertility. Using a combination of acupuncture, minor changes in eating habits and herbal support, she has helped numerous clients achieve successful pregnancies.
Headaches and Stress
Headaches and stress-related headaches are commonly treated by acupuncture because it brings instant relief without side effects. Secondary headaches, such as headaches caused by toothaches and other serious illnesses can also be treated by acupuncture. However, these treatments focus on pain relief, not on treating the root illness.
Acupuncture has become increasingly popular for treating seasonal allergies. It has been proven as effective as antihistamines, but without unwanted side effects. Instead of suppressing symptoms with drugs, acupuncture – along with diet and herbs – treats the root cause of the allergy and seeks to help the body regain balance naturally.
Acupuncture has always been popular among those with joint pains, especially those with osteoarthritis. Recent studies have indicated that acupuncture can alleviate pain from arthritis as well as the daily wear and tear from overuse of joints. In a study of ten trials involving 1,456 participants, researchers have concluded that acupuncture – especially electro-acupuncture – is an effective treatment for pain and physical dysfunction associated with osteoarthritis.
Using acupuncture to treat the male sex drive has been a thousand-year tradition. Instead of using drugs to create a physiological result, acupuncture gently alters the hormonal balance of the patient and helps him generate desire in the mind and the body. In Chinese medicine, libido is as much a mental condition as a hormonal one, and acupuncture can be used to treat hormonal conditions as well as the general health aspects of libido.
The combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle changes have been proven highly effective in the relief of symptoms caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Acupuncture is effective against pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and depression, and certain studies have shown that acupuncture improves a patient’s immune system, helping him or her better withstand the effects of chemo and radiation.