Acupuncture is an ancient healing system practiced in China for more than 2000 years, as like Siddha and Ayurveda in India. This system was explored for the welfare of mankind by great Yogis of China and India through harmonious sharing of Medical and Spiritual knowledge between them.
Acupuncture treatment is based on the "energy" that flows in our body which keeps us alive. This energy has different names in different region of the world as Pranic energy, cosmic energy, Shakti, Life energy, Universal energy, Neutrino (Gods Particle) etc. This energy is not visible to our eyes as like electricity, gravity & magnetism, hence we can only feel it. Anything to function requires this invisible energy. Our human body also runs on energy. When there is no energy, there is no life.
Disease occurs due to deficient or stagnant energy in the body. Acupuncture treatment helps to correct the imbalance energy and aids in healing. The cause of energy imbalance is due to accumulation of toxins in the body. Toxin accumulation occurs due to wrong lifestyle. This toxin accumulates both in physical and mental plane. In Physical level, the toxin express with different disease sign & symptom. In mental level, it express as different psychosomatic illness which is due to negative thoughts like pride, jealousy, anger etc.
To understand further about this life energy, lets us learn about the yogic science. Yoga Sastra explains that, the whole universe is a combination of energy (Shakti) & matter (Shiva). So every life form has energy body & physical body. As we know, the physical body is made of bone, muscle, nerve, fat, fluid & blood. Now lets us explore the structure of energy body. The energy body is made of Chakras and Nadis. There are seven major chakras (energy center), of which only six chakras are imbedded within the energy body. The seventh chakra (Crown chakra) an outer chakra which is one foot above the head.
To make it simply, I will describe with an example. The crown chakra is like a big electricity transformer where Very high Voltage of current is transformed to utilizable house hold (220V) current. The same way the Universal energy is converted into life energy in Crown chakra. The rest six chakras control the function of physical body. The six major chakras are like electricity main board of a home where it splits the current to different rooms through wire. The same way the major chakras move the life energy through a specific (wire) pathway known as nadis, channels or meridians. In home we control the utility of electricity through switches and regulators. Here also we have minor & mini chakras (switches) over the pathway of nadis which is called as acupuncture points or varma points. Through this energy points, we correct the energy imbalance of the body and aids in healing.
by Dr.M.Aroon Kumar.