acupuncture northampton involves needles that usually plug into the skin at specific points. It is a treatment that has been used also in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The word acupuncture was created in the late 1600 when the method has reached Europe via China missionary Jesuits. The word comes from the Latin words "acus" (needle) and "plunge" (to knit). The original name of acupuncture "Chen Chin" means stick and burns. Acupuncture involves that specific points on the body is stimulated. Today there are different types of acupuncture: Specific Variants are earring acupuncture and Imunoak acupuncture. The Chinese pointed out long ago that the stimulation of certain points on the skin could affect various organs and functions in the body, and that in this way could regulate various disorders. (The same discovery has also been generated in other countries around the world, resulting in different therapies.) To date, roughly 2 000 points, so-called stimulation or acupuncture points, were discovered. Of these are 360 relatively normal in medicine. The purpose of acupuncture treatment is to affect the flow of energy in the body: dissolve energy blockages, diverting overflow of energy from certain areas to areas with too little energy. The goal is to achieve energetic balance. The earliest known acupuncture eels were made of stones or sticks. Later bone, bamboo, porcelain and various metals such as gold. Today, cultivated mainly thin needles of stainless steel with a small handle of copper. I sometimes also used a small hammer with several small needles attached to the head. Treatment with acupuncture administered after diagnosis based on Chinese's medicine. Diagnostic methods (see Chinese diagnostics) and the theories of yin and yang, the five elements, etc. There are various ways to treat with acupuncture: from pure symptom treatment using local points to an overall balancing of the body's energies, which is the form of treatment is known as classical acupuncture northampton . Traditional acupuncture is used for prevention and treatment of a variety of physical and mental problems.