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What is Acupuncture?
Over the past 5000 years, Acupuncture has evolved into a complete medicine that balances both the body and the mind. It is a holistic therapy that utilizes specific diagnostic techniques to determine the root cause of an illness. By gaining detailed information from each patient, the treatment is tailored to be individual specific. Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM) and incorporates massage, diet/lifestyle therapy and many other healing techniques to bring about balance and wellness. It is used to facilitate pain management, disease prevention and promote life long vitality.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture has been recognized and proven effective by the World Health Organization (WHO). A sample of conditions that can be treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine include but are not limited to the following:
- Muscular pain and discomfort
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
- Weak Immune System
- Radiation and Chemotherapy Support
- Environmental Sensitivities
What is the function of Acupuncture?
The function of Acupuncture is to stimulate the body’s energy, called Qi to flow freely. Acupuncture unblocks stagnation, strengthens the body and helps the body heal itself from physical or emotional conditions. Qi circulates throughout the body in a very specific mapped out sequence called meridians. Each meridian consists of acupoints, which are stimulated via the needles. The function of an acupuncture treatment is to restore balance, improve the overall function of your body and enhance the body’s recovery and immune system.
Perhaps the most critical step in receiving a treatment from an Acupuncturist is to first get a complete diagnosis. By focusing on the whole person, a diagnosis is tailored to not only alleviate symptoms but to determine the root cause of the condition. A diagnosis usually includes a series of in-depth questions, inspecting the tongue and taking the pulse. From these observations, the practitioner can piece together the most beneficial treatment for each individual.
"A Good Doctor: Be kind, use your mind" ~ Dr. Yin