Body Piercing as Therapy?

bodysparkleJan 4, '09

Last month, the Boulder County Daily Camera featured a fascinating piece, entitled “Body piercing as therapy.” Comparing body piercings to the ancient art of acupuncture, the article suggests that piercing may work like the traditional Chinese needle-based medicine technique by affecting the flow of energy, or “chi” in Eastern medicine.

If sticking tiny acupuncture needles into your body can transform you, what about a more permanent puncture?

While some experts agreed that “piercings affect your body beyond simple aesthetics”, others wondered if the therapeutic benefits of piercing indicate a placebo effect. Either way, it’s an interesting body piercing issue that deserves further research. Tell us: what do you think? Have you experienced positive mental of physical effects from your piercing?

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