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About Acupuncture

A brief explanation of Acupuncture

In Ancient China it was believed that a Universal Energy called Qi (pronounced Chee) moved all things.  This movement was seen by the motion of sun and stars, the flow of the rivers, and the activity of animals and plants.  Motion meant energy and life.  Therefore, non-motion, like the damming of the rivers, created stagnation and illness.  Acupuncture therapy looks to restore the nature flow of Qi and positively effect wellness.   

In the past, Chinese doctors and scientists believed that Qi traveled through the body along channels.  It was also discovered that sick individuals benefited from treatment along these channels.  It was from this idea that acupuncture was created.  It became an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) after over four thousand years of trial and observation.  Currently, millions worldwide have been helped by acupuncture therapy.    

History of Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have evolved over time.  It was first recorded around 1000 B.C. by the Shang Dynasty.  It is a complete healthcare delivery system.  Today, acupuncture has given relief to tens of millions of patients.  As knowledge increases, some traditional beliefs have given way to modern scientific knowledge.  These include new and more effective procedures like Low Level Laser Therapy.   

Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to healthcare.  It considers the patient as a “whole” being.  Health is based on a variety of factors such as genetics, environment, diet, activity, and culture. A more traditional physical exam is also taken into account.

Additionally, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine seek to encompass both mind and body.  Western Medicine is based on a “majority of cases” scenario. As an example, the common cold is a collection of known symptoms producing a similar treatment plan for most patients. Traditional Chinese Medicine on the other hand, looks at colds from a unique and individual basis.  Treatment varies from person to person for what might seem to be similar signs and symptoms. 

Principles of Acupuncture

The Chinese believe that Qi (pronounced Chee) is the life force within all matter.  Qi is a simple observation of the motion of things like the rotation of the heavens or the flow of a stream. The disruption of Qi may mean illness or death.  The goal of Chinese Medicine is aimed at restoring the balance of Qi.  The has traditionally been accomplished by a variety of methods. These methods include: diet, exercise, herbs and modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, and heat and cold applications.

The Chinese believe that as blood flows through the veins, energy or Qi would likewise flow through the body.  This flow of Qi occurs along Meridian lines or channels.  Over time, it was discovered where these channels traveled in the body and how they were related to overall health.  It is based on this that the idea of acupuncture came about.  Treatment at certain points to allow Qi to travel freely along the channels.  In conclusion, the type of treatment is called Meridian “channel” Therapy and forms an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupuncture needles & low level lasers

The Chinese believe that Qi (pronounced Chee) is the life force within all matter.  Qi is a simple observation of the motion of things like the rotation of the heavens or the flow of a stream. The disruption of Qi may mean illness or death.  The goal of Chinese Medicine is aimed at restoring the balance of Qi.  The has traditionally been accomplished by a variety of methods. These methods include: diet, exercise, herbs and modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, and heat and cold applications.

The Chinese believe that as blood flows through the veins, energy or Qi would likewise flow through the body.  This flow of Qi occurs along Meridian lines or channels.  Over time, it was discovered where these channels traveled in the body and how they were related to overall health.  It is based on this that the idea of acupuncture came about.  Treatment at certain points to allow Qi to travel freely along the channels.  In conclusion, the type of treatment is called Meridian “channel” Therapy and forms an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Best proven uses for Acupuncture

  • Anti-aging
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Skin Ulceration
  • Dermatitis
  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Soft-tissue Damage
  • Sport Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Scars and Stretch Marks