Category Archives: Acupuncture

Side Effects of Acupuncture

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There are people who often ask about the side effects of acupuncture, and what they can be in worst case scenario’s – but the truth is, acupuncture should have zero side effects in terms of body reactions after the treatment.

The only time you will have a side effect is usually with nerve related conditions, where the nerves are being regenerated and you feel temporary pain (your acupuncture doctor should tell you before you even feel this, as they should know that this will happen before their treatment).

The emotional side effects of acupuncture are usually during the treatment, where an emotional outburst can occur – this is from the stress that is released and can happen in different ways for different people, so just because it hasn’t happened to you, does not mean it has not worked – people manage their emotions in different ways, so the release will be different for each individual.

There are no negative side effects from acupuncture; but always make sure your acupuncture doctor has the right knowledge to deal with your condition or requirement.

Is Acupuncture Effective?


Acupuncture has been around for 5,000+ years with clinical records that have been recovered from ancient China, Korea and Japan – this itself is proof of acupuncture working.

When people asked for peer reviewed trials on acupuncture, the problem comes because you cannot put the whole of acupuncture in one heading that easily – as very few acupuncturists really know the various systems of acupuncture that are out there, including the sub-systems – so even a wide scale study of acupuncture is not really possible because the ones that know how to treat, are often too busy to be involved in a study to “prove” to skeptics whether acupuncture even works.

The problem comes because of the way western systems progress, versus eastern systems  – the west always sought after standardising things, and making it understandable, which is great, as everyone can benefit to the extent it is standardised – the east grew up in a different environment; to protect from other “clan” systems which were fighting for land; where even a medical secret can mean win or lose in a battle, so systems there are often hard to find so openly even in today’s modern times.

Although this is changing now, and more and more knowledge and acupuncture systems are coming out, one has to be aware of this to prevent from coming into contact with acupuncturists who simply are not yet ready to treat patients (who need to study and practice more before treatment).

The video below covers some basics on what is required to understand when selecting an acupuncturist in the UK, US or anywhere else in the world – it also talks about how effective acupuncture is, and to what extent it can help your condition, whatever it may be.

What is Acupuncture used for? and what can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture and Health Sign


Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and still practiced today in many forms – but still some people don’t fully understand what it can be used for, what can acupuncture treat?

One must understand a few basics about acupuncture – being an eastern method of treatment, it is not just one single thing we talk about when we say acupuncture, there are hundreds of types of acupuncture, and varying levels of acupuncture.

In ancient china, Masters of Acupuncture passed basic knowledge of acupuncture to villages, so they can take care of basic illnesses and common injuries, and this type of acupuncture was intended for the common folk, which became popular because of it’s availability – and this is the type of acupuncture that exists in most areas of the world – it can help with all kinds of aches, pain and inflammation.

That said, acupuncture has advanced forms as well – only given to more dedicated students in Ancient China/Korea/Japan/India – this was the type of acupuncture that can fix anything and everything related to the human body – from depression to things as bad as terminal diseases like Cancer – even fertility problems can be fixed by this type of acupuncture.

Finding a Master level acupuncture doctor is not always simple, as the average person does not know the difference, and most of the western world (and now even Eastern world) is familiar with mostly the commonly known acupuncture given to junior acupuncturists for handling small ailments.

How can needles fix problems like cancer and serious diseases in the body?

Acupuncture is not simply putting in needles in areas of the body like pressing buttons to fix a computer – its also as much an art as it is a science. It involves needling, Moxibustion, herbs, dietary intake and even complete lifestyle changes advice to the patients.

How do you find a Master level acupuncturist where you are located? 

You can ask in the acupuncture forum here, or you can bookmark this website as we will be uploading information about verified acupuncturists who can treat higher level problems.

Can you use acupuncture to enhance the human body, visually or internally?

Yes it is possible to use acupuncture to get treatments to become sharper in your thinking, fitter body and much more – but this is only really done by your effort as well as your Master level Acupuncturists as mentioned above.



What is Acupuncture? Explained Like Never Before

what is acupuncture

Acupuncture has been misunderstood for so long, its time to fix the misunderstandings.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is not just needles – it involves needles and herbs and moxibustion – each of which is used in treatment in acupuncture – not only that, but real treatment involves looking at the patient from a holistic point of view – from their emotions, thinking patterns, diet of the patient and their exercise patterns (if any) which all play a role in the result of disease manifestation.

Acupuncture is an energy science and not a mechanical process.

What is not acupuncture…

Many people think and treat acupuncture like buttons on a computer – if you use this point, it does this, if you use that point, its good for that – it does not work exactly like that – although some points are more beneficial to use than others, the points do not exactly dictate that it will create this exact benefit – we aren’t robots with exact points, and nor does true acupuncture (which is Daoist Acupuncture) take this view of the human body.