BENEFITS OF ACUPUNTURE
- Pain relief
- Increased Energy
- Better Sleep
- Improved Digestion
- Treatment of:
The first record of acupuncture is found in
the 4700-year old Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Classic
of Internal Medicine), a seminal text in ancient Chinese medicine.
It is said to have been based on even earlier theories by Shen
Nung, who documented theories about circulation, pulse, and
the heart over 4000 years before European medicine had any
concept of them. Shen Nung theorized that the body had an energy
force, known as Qi (Chi or Ki), running through it.
A person's spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health
are tied to the balance and flow of Qi, if this flow is insufficient,
unbalanced, or interrupted, pain and illness may result. Qi
constantly circulates through the body in pathways called meridians,
which transport blood and energy through the body and organs.
Acupuncture points are located along the meridians. By inserting
needles into these points, the flow of Qi is regulated, restoring
the delicate balance of the body and promoting healing, increasing
circulation, reducing pain, strengthening the immune system,
preventing disease, and creating an overall feeling of well-being.
What is acupuncture treatment like?
- The acupuncturist conducts a thorough interview and evaluation
- The patient lies on the table and the acupuncturist inserts
thin sterile needles into various acupuncture points. The needle
is about the size of a human hair. The procedure is usually painless,
though it is normal to experience a dull ache, tingling, or heaviness
in the area once the needles have been inserted.
- The needles are removed 30-40 minutes later.
- Most people become very relaxed during the treatment and experience
a feeling of well-being.
What can acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Some of the most common complaints include:
- Musculoskeletal problems – arthritis, tendonitis, etc.
- Pain of all types – neuralgia, headaches, tumors, etc.
- High blood pressure
- Digestive system disorders – constipation, diarrhea, IBS,
indigestion, burping, etc.
- Reproductive or menstrual difficulties
- Infertility and sexual dysfunction
- Menopausal problems
- Negative effects of stress and anxiety
- Weak immunity
- Weight management
- Side effects of other treatments – chemotherapy, radiation,
- Circulation problems
Many people receive acupuncture to address specific ailments, but
it can also be used as a preventive health maintenance therapy. Acupuncture
is often combined with chiropractic, massage, psychotherapy, stress
reduction, physical therapy and other forms of therapy.