HAcupuncture originated in China about 5000 years ago and is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. It is still the primary medical system for 1/4 of the world’s population.
The beauty of Chinese medicine is that, over time, there have been many diverse theories on how to treat different diseases, whether there are changes in climatic conditions, or according to different geographic locations or, according to current epidemic situations. In all these cases, there are books written regarding treatment and all these theories contribute to the wealth of the medicine. This is why the medical culture is so rich with information, especially next to the model of Western medicine which is just 200 years old.
There has been a rapid growth in the awareness and use of ChineseMedicine in Western countries since President Nixon’s visit to Chinain 1971. Many colleges offer Master’s degrees in Traditional AsianMedicine and the acupuncture profession is licensed in most states.
In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration estimated that Americans made up to 12 million visits to acupuncture practitioners each year and spent more than half a billion dollars on acupuncture treatments per year.
There are many reasons for this rapid rise in popularity. Patients who have tried acupuncture are usually amazed and pleased with the outcome and tell their friends.
Also, recent clinical research supports the efficacy of acupuncture for a variety of conditions.
In the late 1970s, the World Health Organization recognized that acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be used to treat nearly four dozen common ailments, including neuromusculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain); gastrointestinal conditions (such as food allergies, ulcers, anorexia and gastritis), emotional and psychological disorders (such as depression and anxiety); circulatory disorders (such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia); addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs; and respiratory disorders (such as emphysema, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis).
In 1997, a consensus statement released by the National Institutes ofHealth found that acupuncture could be useful by itself or in combination with other therapies to treat addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma.
Classical Acupuncture differs from the commonly practiced TCM.Classical acupuncture is derived from the classic texts, which Chinese medicine evolves from. It is the medicine, which was practiced all over China, in tribes and in families, for centuries, before the Cultural Revolution, when Chairman Mao developed TCM as a simplified synthesis of these varied methods.
The world’s foremost transmitter of Classical Chinese Medicine, is the renowned Dr Jeffrey Yuen, Taoist doctor and priest; 88th generation of his Taoist lineage: Yu Ching Huang Lao Pai, (Jade Purity School, Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu sect), and the 26th generation of Chuan Chen Lung Men Pai (Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate Sect).
Classical acupuncture is an inclusive medicine, offering thousands of years of information and experience in the treatment of disease. This allows for a more thorough assessment of diagnosis and treatment of disease imbalance. In addition, Classical acupuncture practitioners use more than 60 energy pathways when assessing and treating a disease imbalance. This increases the benefits of treatments and provides broader and deeper shifts in the disease imbalance.
Classical acupuncture is very effective for any type of chronic issues,ranging from imbalances evolving since childhood, emotional pathways, presenting a limited approach.
In addition to this difference, Classical Acupuncture takes into consideration all the works written and orally transpired throughout the history of Chinese Medicine.
Throughout thousands of years, there have been many schools of thought, many Masters. These varying philosophies reflect the depth of information and wisdom, knowledge passed down and changing through various times and history in the Chinese Culture. All of these schools of thought have their value in treating patients today.
In a world where disease is complicated by a myriad of influences, environmental and lifestyle, the more solutions we have for a problem, the more accessible a solution and sustaining a solution will be.
Classical Chinese Medicine doesn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. It respects and utilizes all the information passed down thru the ages as equipment, a veritable world of possibilities for the treatment and understanding of disease progression. The depth and value of this tradition is essential for the treatment of illness today.
It brings a wide range of possibilities to the treatment of such conditions as cancer and AIDS and enhances our understanding of the evolution of disease from the internalization of External Pathogenic Factors, such as a cold and how it can be suppressed in our system to become more serious conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis etc.
Classical Acupuncture works with building health, not just alleviating signs and symptoms. It is a precise system of understanding the evolution and treatment of illness, based on extensive and comprehensive theory and a unique consideration of lifestyle and awareness as the fountains of longevity.
It is through the cultivation and practice of the Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, that Classical Acupuncture is shared and experienced in the world today.
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