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Significance of Acupuncture in Modern world 

Significance of Acupuncture in Modern world 

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

What is acupuncture?

Firstly, 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) 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: air, food, and 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 the 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 systems. Sustained stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (due to altered life situations) may give rise to overactivity of the glands. This creates an imbalance in the system and causes various forms of disease. 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 lifestyle practices, the nervous system gets overloaded, the brain gets confused, and signals get altered. It can even lead to automatic gene mutations in our tissues. The defective cells regenerate to produce defective cells again. This leads to the lifestyle diseases we see today, such as diabetes, liver disease, autoimmune diseases, neuropathies, heart diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, etc.

Acupuncture acts directly on the signal system at the 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 be able to reduce the use of strong pain medications, recover more quickly, and experience fewer side effects. The wounds may heal at a much faster rate than usual.

Immune function 

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

Chemotherapy and radiation induce nausea and vomiting. 

We provide the best Acupuncture treatment in Trivandrum, it reduces the distressing nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy and 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 chemotherapy 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, pressure, or electromagnetic waves. Most people feel only a mild sensation. It is usually applied to 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.

Lifestyle counseling, around issues such as diet, exercise, and mental health, is a component of acupuncture care.  


The top 10 benefits of Acupuncture in the workplace

Acupuncture can increase your chances of workplace success and offer 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 pain.
  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 allergies, sinusitis, sneezing, runny nose, and asthma. 
  1. Reduced craving for stimulants 
  1. Reduced injury to the body due to strain

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

 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 the basic things we always ignore in our modern lives.

Acupuncture says we should eat only when we are hungry. But we usually eat at certain fixed times, based on our convenience. This leads to impaired digestion. Repeated action leads to disruption of normal signals in our digestive system. This may lead to a 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 in unwanted areas like the liver, blood vessels, and muscle cells.

2. Exercise

Glucose metabolism takes place in muscle cells. Inactivity in muscles can lead to insulin resistance. Insulin triggers a plethora of 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 sit or lie down. Most of the time, people may engage in sluggish activities like walking or travelling in a vehicle.

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

Sedentary lifestyles reduce 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 ranks highest in youth suicide, due to depression and anxiety. People try to extract happiness from external objects and substances. To hold on to life, they try alcohol and drugs. Ultimately, they’ll realize that this 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 the correction of these three areas of one’s 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 and 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.

Know more: https://www.drarunvasudevan.com/arun/contact-us/ 


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