A Word About Acupuncture

The brief intermission to this series of videos that explore the world we live in continues. This document was brought to my attention recently and I was so impressed with it's content and construction that I deemed it worthy of sharing in a public forum.

The British Acupuncture Council is a blended regulatory authority and professional body in the UK. They have resourced and assembled a strong document based on international statistics and examples of the benefits of acupuncture and chinese medicine in next level health care; health care based on health and wellness as well as a personalised medicine approach (right therapy for the right patient at the right time)

Personalised Medicine

I believe that in the future the term 'personalised medicine' will become commonplace. It doesn't take great genius to conclude that a 'one size fits all' approach to medicine is unsuitable for many and can even cause more harm than it intends to address.

Medical systems do not all treat the patient as centrally important, but are instead focused solely (or at least primarily) on disease and diagnosis. The systems are designed to treat the diagnosis or disease the same (almost) regardless of the cause or the host (you).

More holistic medicine systems are focused on the patient and intend to address the health and well-being of the individual, with one result being the avoidance or minimisation of disease. And when disease occurs, the focus lies on the cause and manifestation of the disease, than the disease itself. This in turn gives rise to use of the RIGHT THERAPY for the RIGHT PATIENT at the RIGHT TIME.

This is acupuncture and Chinese medicine defined as a health care system, not just a therapy.


If you find this valuable or interesting, please help me by sharing it with your circle. Together we can help our communities to consider how we wish to be treated, as a whole person or as a disease presenting in a person, and shifting our focus from medical malady to health and wellness.

Not a read from front to back, but worth a scan through and read anything that catches your attention, interest or intuition.