Monday, August 29, 2011

More on Acupuncture

In my earlier post, I mentioned that I was learning acupuncture, and had been attending a course. The instructor told us that acupuncture was particularly effective in treating the following illness (read: possibly better than Western medicine):

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Gastritis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Headache/migraine
  • Stroke

So, if you have been plagued by such illness, it’s time to look for an acupuncturist.

Of course, acupuncture is no panacea. You still need to complement it with other forms of medication or therapy.


  1. oh, interesting, you are learning more and more knowledge from your course..

  2. thanks for sharing.. and looking forward to more as you progress.. :)

  3. Which explains why stroke victims turn to acupuncture. Good info, KS. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Cool quite a relief for those mentioned sickness above. Got a friend who went for training and now offering free acupuncture service in a temple on weekends.

  5. Chinese therapy and medicine differ from its Western counterparts in that the Chinese sorts out the roots and alleviates it, while the Western way suppresses it.

  6. kyh
    Not necessary. Take, for example, headache. Stimulating 合谷穴 alleviates the symptoms, but not the root cause. My own experience is taking fish oils reduces the frequency of headache occurrence.

  7. It's no doubt a great skill to acquire. It may take quite sometime to master though...

  8. I just realized that I forgot to comment here or my comment went missing. I remember saying that I am willing to be your guinea pig!

  9. Twilight Man
    I am still experimenting, haha... Will get you as guinea pig when I have more confidence.