So for the last few posts, I've been talking about things that you can do to help your body detoxify on an internal level. Acupuncture is just one of those things. Acupuncture involves inserting specialized needles just below the skin along the body's meridian points. This is how it works:
1. The practitioner will first note your physical characteristics and overt symptoms.
2. The practitioner inserts a series of tiny needles three to five mm beneath the skin. Some practitioners may also apply heat, micro-currents of electricity, special herbs, or mild pressure.
3. The needles are left beneath the skin until you fully relax or until the meridian becomes properly balanced once again.
The amount of time required for an acupuncture session varies depending to a variety of factors including your toxin buildup, level of stress, and which meridian is affected.
Acupuncture has been practiced for almost five thousand years and has shown to alleviate symptoms of digestive issues including nausea, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea. Acupuncture can even promote internal cleansing and help to push out accumulated toxins.
Come back tomorrow for several frequently asked questions about colon cleansing!
(Picture Credit: Traditional Chinese Medicine)