The acupuncture therapy has actually originated in India and its roots can be traced to Mahabharata, according to the information given by young acupuncturist, Mr M B Prabhu.
Addressing a press conference in the city, Mr Prabhu said an event describing Lord Arjuna’s bed of arrows for Pitamaha Bhishma on the battlefield of Kurushetra should be considered as the origin of acupuncture therapy. The Pitamaha survived on this bed till the end of the Mahabharata war.
The arrow bed was made by Lord Arjuna in such a way that arrows were positioned at correct points of ‘shira vedh’ in Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, Mr Prabhu said that acupuncture might be known as ‘Shiravedh’ used for different ailments.
Mr Prabhu said that there was no other authorised acupuncturists practicing in Goa and claimed that he had so far cured several types of ailments during the span of last six years. He also named one of the acupuncturist from Ponda and added that most the patients treated by this acupuncturist come to him for treatment.
Mr Prabhu explained several cases cured by him in Goa and other parts of the country.
He said the acupuncture therapy is becoming popular in the country and added that acupuncture requires a certain degree of skill and knowledge to select the proper points, and accurate location in the body.
Mr Prabhu said that ten-day free acupuncture camp will be held at Tourist Home, patto, Panjim for the benefit of patients from Panjim and surrounding areas, from July 15 to July 25, between 10.30 am to 5 pm. He said those patient who desire to take the acupuncture treatment should bring their medical history report along with them.