Classical Acupuncture is one of the oldest continuously practiced healing systems in the world. This system of medicine is very effective in restoring and maintaining health. Acupuncture follows the natural laws that describe the flow of energy in nature and in the body.
This energy, called Qi (pronounce chee), flows throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. When our qi is obstructed or unbalanced, we experience pain and illness. Acupuncture treatments influence the qi and thereby help us return to balance.
Qi is accessible to the Acupuncture Physician through points along the surface of the skin. The qi can be influenced by inserting needles or applying heat to these points. This stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and restores the proper flow of energy throughout the body.
Your First Visit
Your first visit is devoted to gathering information about your medical history, your physical and emotional state. We will explore the life events which contributed to your disease process. Through this process we will be able to identify the areas in you body, mind, and spirit that need help and attention. Following this process you will get your first individualized acupuncture treatment. Each treatment after that will be tailored to balance your energy and increase your vitality. Frequency of treatments depends on your individual needs, typically beginning twice per week, tapering off to a seasonal treatment to assist you in maintaining the health and balance that has been achieved. Acupuncture needles are solid stainless steel. They are nearly as thin as a human hair.
The needles are pre-sterilized and disposable.
Acupuncture can be used with many acute and chronic conditions: Stress, depression, High Blood Pressure, pains and aches of all kinds. Infertility, difficulty in pregnancy, and menstrual cycle problems.
Panic attack, Arthritis, Back Pain and Sciatica. Chronic Fatigue and many other acute and chronic conditions as well as Spiritual development and personal growth.
WHO-World Health Organization gives Acupuncture the credit for the following conditions:
Acupuncture has been proven effective in relieving postoperative pain, nausea during pregnancy, nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy, and dental pain with extremely low side effects. It can also alleviate anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia.
NIH- National Institute of health created NCCAM- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine In their web site they explain about acupuncture and research being conducted using this form medicine.
Mayoclinic.com is another resource to read about acupuncture.