Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be an effective treatment for many illnesses and conditions, by stimulating the body to naturally correct imbalances in the flow of vital energy--Qi (chee). This is done by inserting very fine, sterile acupuncture needles at specific points on the body where there is high conductivity for this energy. Acupuncture needles are used as the conductors, as they can tap into the numerous energy pathways to regulate and balance the body. Once pathways have been unblocked, the body’'s natural healing response can take place. The flow of Qi can be obstructed due to stress, trauma, poor diet, injury, or illness, which, in turn, can lead to physiological disorders, as well as psychological and emotional disorders.
The purpose of acupuncture and Chinese medicine is to treat the root cause of the problem, not to cover up the symptoms. With proper maintainence and lifestyle changes, the frequency and severity of the disorder should significantly diminish. Because acupuncture works by stimulating the body to heal itself, side effects are minimal.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest medical practices, and some evidence suggests that it dates as far back as 5,000 years. It is based on the theory that the systems of the human body are interrelated and in constant interaction with the environment. The ancient Chinese developed this holistic medical system through rigorous and diligent study of the body, mind, spirit, and the natural world that surrounds them.
TCM is not limited to just acupuncture, and frequently you will see a variety of modalities incorporated together, such as acupressure, tui na (muscle work), moxibustion (heat therapy), herbal formulas, gua sha (scraping), cupping, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
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