”Where there is blockage there is dis-ease, Where there is dis-ease there is blockage.”
Acupuncture is a 3000+ year old system developed in China which seeks to find and unblock the meridians that run through the body like rivers of Qi energy.
Acupuncture is a centuries old method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by the insertion of very fine needles and applying heat or stimulation to acupuncture points. In Chinese Medicine, these specific acupuncture points correspond to energy channels, or meridians, which flow through the body. Blockages in the energy channels, it is believed, are responsible for illness and disease.
Acupuncture for Pain and Disease, and Overall Well Being
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in treatment for several diseases and recommended for the management of pain of all varieties. Beyond the scope of the NIH, acupuncture has been observed to improve the conditions of people suffering from many illnesses including but not limited to: urogenital, digestive, autoimmune, recalcitrant and chronic diseases, mental and emotional disturbance, spiritual issues as well as many, many more.
Through questioning, examination of the tongue pulse and complexion, palpation and energetic observation the practitioner locates the fundamental obstacles to health and wellbeing and seeks to open the pathways. With the use of hair-thin filliform needles, the practitioner seeks to target specific pathways in the body in order to pinpoint the root of the problem. There are 12 meridians in the human body, corresponding to the gall bladder, lung, liver, large intestine, spleen, stomach, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, triple warmer, and pericardium. There are also several meridians that do not correspond directly to an energetic organ system in the body such as the penetrating vessel, the governing and the conception vessel. The basis of this system relies on understanding of astrology, climactic influence and other factors.
The number of treatments needed depends on the person and the condition. An acute pain condition may require only a few visits but a complex chronic condition may need several months of treatment.
Acupuncture is known to improve energy flow, stimulate the body's natural healing abilities, and promote physical and mental well-being.
Acupuncture is primarily associated with pain control but also can be used as support for many diseases and health conditions:
- Headache, migraine
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Wrist pain
- Elbow pain
- Joint pain
- Stomach pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For other health conditions:
- Smoking cessation
- Cardiology of hypertension, heart disease
- Respiratory problems, cough
- Cancer support
- Allergies, sinus problems
- Immune system deficiency
- Menopause syndrome
- Depression or Stress
- Constipation or Stomach problems