Acupuncture has a clearly recorded history of about 2,000 years, but some authorities claim that it has been practiced in China for some 4,000 years. The Chinese believe that the practice of acupuncture began during the Stone Age.
In its years of development a wealth of experience has been accumulated, attesting to the wide range of diseases and conditions that can effectively be treated with its approach.
In the last few decades many people in the UK have benefited. Individuals in pain have sought relief and even the National Institute for Health and Clinical Exellence (NICE) recognise the benefits.
Reflexology
There are about 7200 nerve endings in the feet. These have interconnections through the spinal cord and brain with all parts of the body. The feet are the mirror of the body, each organ is represented on the foot. Some organs are found on both feet, for example the lungs, whereas others are on one foot only, for example the spleen is on the left foot. By stimulating a reflex area on the feet, balance is restored in the corresponding part or organ.
Chinese Herbal Medicines are valued scientifically, as well as being a fascinating and popular tradition. Scientists working in China and Japan during the past four decades have demonstrated that the herb materials contain active components that can explain many of their claimed actions. Modern drugs have been developed from the herbs.
From Chinese ephedra treatments for asthma and hay fever; From schizandra fruits and licorice roots - hepatitis remedies; From other trees and shrubsa a number of anticancer agents.
Several popular formulations produced in China, called "patent medicines," are relied upon daily by millions around the world; such as the Bupleurum Sedative Pills and Women's Precious Pills that invigorate the energy, nourish the blood, calm tension, and regulate menstruation.
Yin Chiao Jie Du Pian, which is a reliable treatment for the early stages of common cold, sore throat, and influenza.
More than three hundred herbs that are commonly used today have a history of use that goes back at least 2,000 years.
Over that time a vast amount of experience has been gained towards perfecting their clinical use.