Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. With the help of fine sterile needles, an acupuncturist treats different body points and eases pain, soreness and provides remedies to many other health conditions. Now, did you ever know that body piercings also affect acupuncture points? Well, whether you have got a piercing in past or are planning to get one in future, it is recommended to know how it might affect your different acupuncture points. There are chances that a piercing may prove to be helpful, but never know, it might even cause serious health issues. To ensure you make the right decision concerning piercings, here we have explained in detail – how piercings affect different acupuncture points in the body. So, let’s get started.
Body Piercings and Acupuncture points:
In order to understand the effects of body piercings on acupuncture points, it is important to understand that metal piercings also have their own effects. The thing is, metal affects the energy flow of our body. In simple words, if metal is located near an acupuncture point, it will have great effect on an individual’s blood stream and overall health. Therefore, it is recommended to be cautious when permanently inserting metal in the body, like in piercings. Now, let’s start discussing about the most commonly pierced body parts – ears, eyebrows, tongue, lip, chin and belly button, and how piercing affects them.
Ears is that one part of the body which benefits the most from piercings. In fact, acupuncturists considers ears as ‘microsystem’, since it has a point for every part of the body. Here is a list of conditions which can be cured with ear piercings as acupuncture:
- Chronic Pains
- Eye Sight
- Appetite Control
This is a complete NO-GO! It is believed that eyebrow piercings activate the ego rings and thereby increases ego in an individual.
Tongue piercings are liked by most teenagers. Before you go for tongue piercings, keep in mind that it is connected to some of the most important body parts and it is observed that people with tongue piercings usually suffer from digestion issues, constipation, acid reflux, increased acne and fatigue.
Body areas affected by a lip piercing are – stomach, liver, intestines, spleens and colon. The metal on your tongue will certainly affect these parts and disturb the energy flow of the body.
- Belly button:
Again, a strong NO-GO! Piercings on belly button can disturb the entire central nervous system. So, if you really want to go for it, you better be ready to pay the price.