You can detoxify your body with acupuncture. Acupuncture is a major treatment component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has been practised since several ages ago. The principle behind acupuncture lies on the balance of Qi (pronounced as chi) or the vital life energy force that harmonises and nourishes the functions of the body.

The ancient Chinese physicians believed strongly that "a superior healer is one who treats a disease before it shows symptoms, while an inferior one treats a disease only after it has manifested pain or discomfort," (Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor, 100 B.C.). They proposed that prevention should be our primary focus for health rather than the treatment of a disease. Acupuncture was first developed and used as a preventative form of treatment.

Acupuncture has a natural diuretic effect. The procedure helps your body detoxify by the elimination of toxins through the urinary tract. This is why you will see a widespread use of acupuncture for drug detox programs.

An acupuncture treatment can help you to reduce appetite or cravings, even as it eliminates blockage of the Qi. Once you regain your appetite, you do not feel as much desire for foods normally associated with sources of toxins. When you eat toxic foods, you instantly get a feeling of heaviness in the body, as the energy flow is disrupted once more. When you consume proper food, you continue to feel energised. Your body learns quickly which foods provide the most benefit. This is why acupuncture for detoxification of the body is so effective.

Thirdly, acupuncture is said to be a useful technique due to the perceived "pain" involved. Talking about needles is enough to send a tingle down most people’s spines. Unfortunately, needles are the only effective instruments to reach the acupuncture points, which, although near the skin, may be inside muscles, tendons, or joint spaces. In reality, a well trained acupuncturist can make acupuncture a less painful and more satisfying experience.

When the needle comes into contact with an acupoint, you experinece a sensation of numbness, aching, tingling, or heaviness in the area. This is known as the arrival of the Qi. You may conjure in your mind that the contact is painful. However, it is actually a signal from your body on the presence of toxins. Toxins were probably ingested through harmful foods, additives, polluted air and/or water. Even simple bad habits can also cause you to develop toxins.

TCM practitioners highly recommend acupuncture as a means to detoxify your body. In fact, they say that the more toxins you have, the stronger you will feel the effect. Pain is percevied than real. Discomfort is actually waht is felt but it soon disappears in an instant. TCM practitioners say that this is evidence that acupuncture used for the detoxification of the body is taking place.

Author's Bio: 

Sandra Kim Leong is the author to the book, Detox Diet Secrets. She recommends natural body detox as a means for cleansing and getting rid of accumulated toxins. Her newsletter is read by thousands across the world. For more information, please visit