The History & Concept of Acupuncture
The concept behind why it was being used throughout ancient china is complicated as back in the early days of it being practiced, it wasn’t necessarily based on proven science or medicine. Back then, they believed the human body was animated by an invisible force of which they called “qi”. They believed that when this life force was flowing well in the body it led to good physical and mental health. Alternatively they also believed that when the flow of qi was unbalanced, it would cause various illnesses.
Interestingly enough, many experts have agreed that the ancient Chinese concept of qi isn’t as far fetched as it seems. In fact they suggest that we should think of qi as being the way our body naturally works. For instance, in some instances we become more prone to getting diseases because of an accumulation of anxiety and stress.
Alternatively, if you are healthy and calm most of the time, your body will physically react to this. Many modern day scientists now agree that your mood and mental health pays a pivotal role with your physical health. As a result of this fact, acupuncture is utilized by many people over the world to balance their qi or in other words the natural inner workings of their body.