The following podcast with Dr. Drew Nesbitt, Acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is included in part in my book, Naturally Knocked Up. I’ll post it here in full, you can either listen now or download it and listen later.
Dr. Drew has specialized in woman’s health for over five years, helping his clients with Fertility Enhancement, Menopause Relief, and Menstrual Health.
Join us as we talk about Traditional Chinese Medicine (how it’s done, why it works) and nutrition.
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Have you had good success with acupuncture? Let us know!
Do you know if acupuncture (or Traditional Chinese Medicine in general) has ties to any Eastern religions? I’ve tried to search this information out and haven’t had much luck…not knowing it’s origins is the one reason I haven’t tried acupuncture yet.
@Andrea, it does not have any ties to specific religions. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for almost 5000 years and is the oldest recorded form of medicine in the world. My sister is an acupuncturist and has studied it for about 8 years now. It is based off of energy meridians that run throughout the body. Acupuncture helps to get the meridians back into their “lines”. Chinese medicine looks at the body like it’s a garden that needs nurturing and when it gets “weeds”, those need to be examined to determine why they are “growing” and how to pull them out of the body. It is a rather complex form of medicine and every person is completely different. You may have the exact same symptoms as someone else, but that doesn’t mean that you will have the same treatment. Hope this is helpful!!
@Andrea, From my research, it’s a well proven form of “medicine” and not part of a religion per se. In fact some have mentioned that it may have originated in France before the Chinese made it so popular. Another source mentioned that it was a well known form of medicine before Buddism was around.
I personally have no issues using acupuncture because not even all of our western medicine was thought of and discovered by Christians. 🙂 I believe that God designed our bodies to contain energy, without it we couldn’t move. Acupuncture is simply making sure that the energetic impulses in our bodies are moving in the correct manner and it’s not done as part of a religious ceremony or anything.
As with anything, it’s important to search out a practitioner (alternative or conventional) that fits with your belief system, to feel comfortable and pray about any therapy or medicine given.