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WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is the use of painless, ultra-fine disposable needles which are inserted at specific points of your body to very precisely redirect the flow of energy and improve overall function of your body’s systems. There are 12 Primary Meridians as well as deeper and more superficial channels that contain over three hundred sixty five acu-points on your body. Each channel and point has its own specific function.

Depending on the desired effect, different techniques can be used to either tonify, sedate or regulate the flow of energies A typical needle session can last from fifteen to twenty minutes, but may last as long as fifty minutes or more.

After a treatment, you will usually feel relaxed and rejuvenated with partial or total relief of major symptoms treated. Ultimately, acupuncture decreases the body’s stress and inflammatory response (sympathetic dominance) and allows the body to operate in a more relaxed, healthy state. A stressed body and mind is much more susceptible to illness and disease. With your mind, body and spirit at ease, you remain strong and healthy.

With Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM), your body is viewed much like a garden. In order for health to flourish and for disease to be overcome, we must tend to our bodies. Balance in a person’s life as a whole must be regained and maintained. The key to treating illness is by creating wellness. Why is it that, in our society, we take better care of our cars or family more than we do ourselves?

Think about it for a moment: would you wait until your car ran out of gas to take it to the station for refilling? Would you not bother maintaining it with regular oil checks and tune ups and just let it fall apart before making an effort to care for it? Of course not. Then why do we do that with something so much more precious – our health and our well-being?

WHAT ACUPUNCTURE MEANS FOR YOU

Acupuncture is but one of many modalities of traditional medicine. This is the only medicine today for which clinical results have been recorded in writing for over 2000 years. The World Health Organization estimates that more people worldwide use acupuncture than any other form of healthcare.

Acupuncture views you as an energy system in which mind, body and spirit are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Based on thousands of years of clinical results, it has been scientifically documented that this energy (qi) flows through channels or meridians that flow through you at 6 levels, effecting everything between your exterior (defensive nature; ie. skin, pores, breath) and inner most self (ie. the 5 souls).

As long as this energy flows freely throughout your channels health is maintained. But once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and then pain and illness occur.

VIEWS YOUR BODY

Imagine that we have many streams flowing throughout our body that carry our vital substances which include blood, body fluids, nerve signals, heart rate and other energetic life forces know as qi. 

Now picture a big boulder sitting in the middle of one of the steams. On one side of the boulder, the vital substances accumulate, whereas, on the other side there is a lack of vital substances.

These blockages come from many different causes. They can be from external pathogens or forces like wind, cold, damp or heat. Most commonly experienced are pathologies such as a cold, flu and allergies. They can also come from internal sources which stem from poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and emotional constraints such as anger, fear. shock, sadness, stress, and trauma.

The acupuncture needle basically removes the boulder (blockage) and allows the free flow of vital substances once again. The body is now in balance and harmony. In essence, acupuncture treats the root cause of a disease and not just the symptoms.

WHY CHOOSE ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is the only medicine today for which clinical results have been recorded in writing for over 2000 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more people worldwide use acupuncture more than any other form of health care.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine views you as a holistic system in which the mind, body and soul are inseparable, each balancing and counter-balancing the other. The fundamental principle is to bring balance the body by removing the blockages of stagnation and nourishing the accumulations of deficiency while regulating body temperature and metabolism. It helps to harmonize our inner and outer self through balancing yin (nourishment) and yang (activity) nature as we strive for dynamic equilibrium (balance).

Acupuncture treats not only the branch of symptoms, but addresses the root cause of the disease. It is a preventative medicine that helps to maintain your healthy living in a stressful environment and any lifestyle.

ACUPUNCTURE TREATS THE ROOT

Acupuncture is a time proven method for addressing a wide variety of illness through patterns observed in nature and man, documented over thousands of years.

It is based on a concept of vital energy or Qi that flows throughout the meridians of the body.

It regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance and is influenced by the opposing forces of yin (nourishment) and yang (activity).

CONDITIONS TREATED BY ACUPUNCTURE

anxiety/depression

arthritis/joint problems

back pain

bladder/kidney problems

constipation/diarrhea

colds/influenza

cough/bronchitis

dizziness / vertigo

drug/alcohol addiction

smoking cessation

fatigue

gastrointestinal disorders

gynecological disorders

headache/migraine

heart problems/palpitations

allergies/asthma

immune system deficiency

knee pain

menopausal discomfort

musculo-skeletal injuries

premenstrual syndrome

paralysis/numbness

rhinitis

sciatica

sexual dysfunction

side effects of chemotherapy

sinusitis

skin problems

stress/tension

stroke rehabilitation

tendinitis

high blood pressure

EFFECTIVENESS OF ACUPUNCTURE

Research shows that acupuncture is safe and effective. Your treatment principle depends on the severity and nature of the condition being treated. Treatment could be daily, weekly, or even just as needed to maintain your best quality of life.

Acupuncturists are trained to identify conditions that may require referral to a specialist, so it is important for you to provide detailed information about your condition so that important medical problems are not overlooked.

If you are under the simultaneous care of different health practitioners, it is important to keep all of them informed about your treatments to ensure there are no adverse interactions.

The maximum benefit of Acupuncture is 72 hours. Some benefits may be felt for only a few hours to days, weeks, months or even years or relief and improvement to your quality of life.

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THE 8 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ACUPUNCTURE:

  • Balance your body’s yin(1, nourishment) and yang(2, activity) levels. 
  • Sedate your excess(3) and tonify your deficiencies(4). 
  • Cool hot accumulation(5, ie. inflammation, fever, redness) and warm any cold accumulation (6, ie. pain, poor digestion, infertility).
  • Release the exterior(7, ie. colds, flus, etc.) and harmonize the interior(8, ie. autoimmune disease, psycho-emotional disorders.

RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture needle use by licensed professionals, requiring the manufacturing and labeling meet certain standards (ex. sterile, non-toxic, single use).

There have been few reported complications to the FDA, even with millions of people being treated every year and the amount of needles used. Reported complications have been related to improper sterilization of needles as well as improper technique during treatment which may cause infection or punctured organs.

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