Chinese Herbal Remedies – Acupuncture

In dealing with Chinese herbal remedies it is often considered wise to use other non herbal methods to cure ailments. These are examples of the use of acupuncture. This is a traditional healing method, where the skin of the patient is pricked with sharp sterilized needles. This is a delicate art, in that the specialist inserts the needs in various places of the body. It has been proven that there are different energy points in the body and the pins are meant to reduce stress levels in those areas and this produces a very positive healing effect on the body. Acupuncture can however be used together with other Chinese herbal remedies to achieve the expected results.

Acupuncture is a painless procedure and it is applied on the body, following a given pattern, depending on the nature of the diagnosis given to the patient. The symptoms of the ailments are first analyzed by the doctor and a diagnosis given. Acupuncture can be used on illnesses ranging from depression, digestive disorders to stress reduction. It is also greatly recommended for its ability of even out the energy levels of the body. Acupuncture is nowadays used as a remedy for facial treatment for cases such as wrinkles and dry skins. This is done by the acupuncturist by inserting the needles in the face where the energy points are known to cause the desired changes. The effects of this procedure are that blood rushes to the face and this causes the skin to be firmer and the eyes to get brighter.

Another procedure that is highly recommended in the use of Chinese herbal remedies is called moxibustion. This procedure uses a Chinese herb called mugwort. This herb in not taken in through the mouth but it is burned over certain points of the body. The herb is essentially rolled into a cylindrical stick that is then burned on the skin nearest the ailing body parts. This method has been proven through Chinese studies to increase the T-cells in white blood cells. It is also recommended to people who have digestive problems. Mugwort can also be rolled into a cone-line shape and burned over the body parts. This method is mainly recommended for home use or places that are considered relaxing for the patient. Like many other Chinese herbal remedies, moxibustion recommends the integration of body, mind and souls and the balance of the three for effective healing of ailments.