What Is Acupuncture?

what is acupuncture Gently and with precision a combination of Chinese and Japanese acupuncture techniques and trigger point dry needling are utilized to give you full access to the healing benefits acupuncture.

Acupuncture relaxes the muscles, calms the mind and promotes the flow of energy (Qi) and blood thus reducing pain and inflammation, regulating hormonal balances, calming emotional disharmony, releasing pathogens and restoring cell and organ function. Acupuncture specifically amplifies the signal that carries the blueprint for healing.

When blockages to the flow of Qi and Blood occur it is like a kink in the garden hose, the plant does not receive full nourishment and will not thrive. Blockages to the flow of energy and blood occur through injury, stress, illness and lifestyle. Acupuncture breaks and prevents blockages to bust forth the full flow of energy in your body so you can thrive in this world.

We have many stressors in our modern lives that tend to place us in a chronic state of flight and fright thus depleting and damaging our health, making us more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, inflammation, hormonal imbalance and poor digestion. Acupuncture quickly and very simply calms the mind allowing us to return to a normal restful state where normal functioning of the body is restored, food is digested properly, our immune system is strengthen and repairs are made.

“To live is to have Qi in every part of your body, to die is to be a body without Qi. For in order to be healthy, the proper balance of Qi must be obtained; neither too much, nor too little.”
Classic Text, Nan-Ching, 5th Century.

What is Qi?

what is acupunctureTo gain an understanding of Qi, think of the action of raising your arm or your heart pumping blood, the force that make these happen is Qi. Qi is not always visible but it can be felt and the results of its actions are both felt and seen.

Sources of Qi include the air we breathe, the food and water we consume, restorative practices and our inherited constitution. Inside of you and throughout the universe is an intelligent energetic system that enlivens your body and activates your life.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine engages this energetic system to bring balance and vitality, allowing you to fully embrace life. This energetic system is called “Qi” by the Chinese and “E” by Einstein – everything is made up of and interconnects through the flow of energy.

Understanding Meridians

Acupuncture meridians and acupuncture pointsQi tends to concentrate and flow in meridians (channels), which are like rivers in the body. When they become dammed or congested problems occur.

Most acupuncture points are located along the meridians, providing access to the flow of Qi within the meridian. Through the insertion of a needle or applying pressure or warmth to these points the flow of Qi can be enhanced within the meridian.

Acupuncture has the most rapid results when problems have not yet affected the internal organs. When the internal organs are affected and the pathology is chronic in nature, then careful diagnosis and long term, regular treatments maybe required for effective results.

Once health and balance have been restored, then Chinese Medicine can be used at intervals throughout the year to support the patient in maintaining health and well-being.