Acupuncture is an ancient effective form of treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is safe, painless and an effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems without dangerous side-effects.
Acupuncture originated 3000 years ago. At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi "chee", or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain, and disease. One's health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are 14 main meridians inside the body. Each meridian is connected to specific organs and glands providing nourishment to ensure maximum function.
Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, flow and balance of Qi.
Normally, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body easily bounces back, returning to a state of balanced health and well-being. However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, illness, pain, or disease can set in.
What does an Acupuncturist do?
An acupuncturist will perform an initial exam and a full health history regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. A comprehensive physical exam is performed including pulse and tongue diagnosis. Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to one's health problems.
Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where is has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and increase the body's ability to heal itself - ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective form of treatment for the following conditions: Addiction (smoking, alcohol), Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Common Colds, Digestive Problems, Depression, Dizziness, Emotional Problems, Eye Problems, Facial Palsy/Tics/Pain, Fatigue, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Joint Pain, Low back Pain, Menopause, Nausea, Osteoarthritis, Pain, PMS, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Sleep Disturbances, Stress, Tendonitis, Tooth Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Urinary Problems.
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