About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote its natural healing abilities and to promote function. This is done by the insertion of very fine needles and by applying heat or electrical stimulation at Acupuncture points that are selected to treat your constitution and specific medical condition. Acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable, they are never reused. Herbal Formulas may be prescribed to enhance the effectiveness of your acupuncture treatments. Herbal prescriptions are formulated according to classic methodology and theory and are specific for your constitution and medical condition. Suggestions for dietary and lifestyle changes may be made. These suggestions are meant to provide you with tools to positively affect your own health and hasten treatment results. Acupuncture is a system which can influence three areas of health care:

  • Strengthen immunity and prevention of illness
  • Treatment of various medical conditions
  • Enhancement of modern medical treatments

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy circulate in regular patterns throughout the body. Theses energy channels, called Meridians or Channels, are like rivers that flow through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in this movement acts like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Meridians can be influenced by needling Acupuncture points. Needles unblock obstructions at these dams, reestablishing circulation and stimulating the correct flow of energy through the body. The modern scientific explanation is that needling Acupuncture points stimulates the Nervous System to release chemical in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body's own internal regulating system. Acupuncture treatments help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion and absorption of chemicals and in their ability to produce energy. This improved energetic and bio chemical balance stimulates the body's natural healing abilities thereby strengthening immunity and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Learn more about how Acupuncture can help with... Pain Infertility Menopause Allergies IBS Depression Fibromyalgia Facial Rejuvenation Quitting Smoking

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