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Significance of Acupuncture in Modern world 

March 22, 2023 12:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What is Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that originated thousands of years ago. Acupuncturists insert thin needles or apply pressure or any other stimulation into the skin at specific points in the body in order to balance the flow of “Qi” – (commonly described as our body’s vital energy) the energy flow in the body.  

The idea is that Qi (pronounced “chee”) travels along paths (or meridians) in your body. Acupuncture points sit along these meridians and stimulating them is said to balance the flow of Qi. 

Qi is obtained from three different sources throughout life, from air, from food and via inheritance from one’s parents. After Qi is obtained it is believed to flow throughout the body from deep organs to the superficial skin by means of interconnecting meridians, with acupuncture points serving as major confluences of these meridians.   

Overall, acupuncture is considered relatively safe and usually has no side-effects. 

How does acupuncture work? 

Acupuncture works by activating the pathway between the nervous system and endocrine glands.  

There is an internal body intelligence that governs the functioning of every cell of our body. That is why the food we eat becomes us. The endocrine glands are in turn controlled by our thoughts. Thoughts are stimulated by the signals created by our sense organs. Thoughts are processed in our brain centers and orders are given within microseconds to concerned glands through our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Sustained stimulation of sympathetic nervous system (due to altered life situations) may give rise to over activity of glands. This creates imbalance in the system and causes various forms of diseases. By balancing the flow of Qi energy, the signals to our endocrine glands will be corrected. 

Significance of Acupuncture in Modern world 

In modern life, due to defective life style practices, the nervous system gets overloaded, brain gets confused and signals get altered. It can even lead to automatic gene mutation in our tissues. The defective cells regenerate to produce again defective cells. This leads to life style diseases we see today as Diabetes, Liver disease, Arterial diseases, neuropathies, heart diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergy, asthma etc.   

Acupuncture acts directly on the signal system at cellular level, in our body. When the signals are brought back to normal, the glands and nervous system will start functioning normally.  

Acupuncture acts fast on the nervous system so that it can bring back the emotional and psychological balance of an individual within a few sessions.  

Acupuncture can be used safely in children and adults. There are no known side effects.  

Acupuncture can help manage the side effects associated with conventional cancer treatments.  


In cancer patients, acupuncture can reduce the intensity of pain before and after surgery. As a result, patients may able to reduce the strong pain medications, recover more quickly, and experience fewer side effects. The wounds may heal at a much faster rate that usual.  

Immune function 

Acupuncture is effective in enhancing blood platelet count after radiation or chemotherapy. The body’s natural killer cell activity will also increase greatly after a series of acupuncture sessions. Patients will recover fast.  

Chemotherapy and radiation induced nausea and vomiting. 

We provide the best Acupuncture treatment in Trivandrum, it reduces the distressing nausea and vomiting during chemo & radiation. Patients can take food and maintain health during the period.  

Hot flushes 

Acupuncture can treat hot flushes that happen during menopause as well as during chemo for breast and prostate cancers. 

How is Acupuncture treatment delivered? 

As part of the process, we may stimulate the acu points by using ultra-thin needles or pressure or electromagnetic waves. Most people feel only a mild sensation. It is usually applied in the upper and lower extremities to stimulate the hormones and boost the immune system. The treatment will take 20-30 minutes per session. There is no need to disrobe.   

Acupuncture treatments are usually individualized, catered to the individual and not to the condition. Two patients with identical problems will frequently get different treatment plans. Acu points will be decided by one’s acu pulse reading during each session. Point combinations can also vary between the sessions. Diet, exercise and other treatment modalities are also decided upon according to individual needs.  

Life style counselling, around issues such as diet, exercise and mental health, is a component of acupuncture care.  


Top 10 benefits of Acupuncture in work place 

Acupuncture can increase your chances of workplace success and offers many benefits to boost your productivity. Acupuncture may also reduce the physical and emotional impacts of an unhealthy or stressful work environment.  

Your health and wellbeing aren’t priorities that are exclusive to hours outside of your workplace. Health is a round the clock job that’s linked to both your happiness and productivity. That’s why the most successful people commit to promoting their own health and healing underlying pain or disease conditions that inhibit their daily tasks.  

  1. Reduced stress 
  1. Reduced back pain, neck tension and joint pains. 
  1. Relief from headaches and migraines without medications. 
  1. Reduced eyestrain 
  1. Improved immune system and reduced sick leaves. 
  1. Enhanced mental clarity and increased energy. 
  1. Relief from digestive problems. 
  1. Relief from allergy, sinusitis, sneezing, runny nose, asthma. 
  1. Reduced craving for stimulants 
  1. Reduced injury to the body due to strain

Along with the stimulation of acupuncture points, the maintaining causes of diseases should also be removed. The most common maintaining causes are centered on three important dimensions of our life. 

 1. Food

It is not the food we eat that causes disease, but the way we eat is the problem. When should we eat, what should we consume. These are basic things we always ignore in our modern life.  

Acupuncture says, we should eat only when we are hungry. But we usually eat on certain fixed timings, based on our convenience. This leads to impaired digestion. Repeated action leads to disruption of normal signals of our digestive system. This may lead to failure of homoeostasis (hormonal systems that control the absorption and rejection of ingested food).  

Partial digestion produces toxic chemicals that may enter our blood stream and get deposited at unwanted areas like liver, blood vessels and muscle cells.      

2. Exercise

Glucose metabolism takes place in muscle cells. Inactivity of muscles can lead to insulin resistance. Insulin triggers a plethora od diseases like diabetes,  hypertension, heart disease, fatty liver, neuropathies, kidney failure, arterial diseases, Alzheimer’s etc. 

Out of the 24 hours in a day, 60- 80% of the time, people use to sit or lie down. Rest of the time, people may engage in sluggish activities like walking or travelling in a vehicle.  

This will result in weakening of upper body muscles. Only 30-40% of the muscles is used, that too sparingly. Fatty infiltration of the muscle cells occurs leads to various disorders like muscular atrophy, insulin resistance, fat conversion of muscles and reduced blood flow.  

Sedentary life style reduces the lymphatic flow and stagnation of lymphatics triggers insulin resistance and venous incompetence.  

3. Stress

Unhealthy competition in life leads to uncontrolled stress in everyday life. Stress sucks out happiness from one’s life. This is one of the reasons Kerala tops in youth suicide, due to depression and anxiety. People tries to extract happiness from external objects/substances. To hold on the life, they try alcohol and drugs. Ultimately, they’ll realize, that is also not giving them the necessary ‘HIGH’ to sustain their lives. Stress can be managed by changing one’s perception. 

We structured our Reversal Programs based on Acupuncture and correction of these three areas in ones life.  


Our reversal program is a secure, methodical reversal procedure that leads to long-term freedom from medications and side effects. It’s a comprehensive programme that includes full dietary, physical activity, inner transformation, and medical guidance. It combines one-on-one counselling and group treatment. You will notice a significant change in your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being during our reversal program. 

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