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Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine


In traditional Chinese medicine, the body is seen as having a network of channels (meridians) through which the life-force energy of the body (Qi) flows. When everything is functioning properly, there is plenty of Qi, and the Qi is flowing smoothly through the channels, helping the blood to circulate freely and keeping the organs and tissues of the body healthy. The state of our Qi is influenced by many factors: our emotions and mental state, diet, season, weather, and our constitution.
 
When the Qi becomes depleted or blocked, the system becomes imbalanced and pain and disease can develop. Chinese Medicine can help restore the natural flow of Qi and bring the body into a more harmonious state. Chinese Medicine treats symptoms while also addressing underlying imbalances. As a person’s whole system comes more into equilibrium, not only do their symptoms tend to get better, but their overall health improves as well. Chinese Medicine is a wonderful form of preventative medicine, in that subtle disharmonies on the Qi level can be diagnosed and treated before they ever develop into symptoms or diseases. 


Healing with Acupuncture
 
Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years as part of a comprehensive system of medicine including diet and herbal therapy, massage, movement, and breathing exercises. Acupuncture can be effective at treating a wide range of concerns, including acute and chronic pain or illness, and emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. It can also help us to stay well and to strengthen our immune systems to prevent illness. Additionally, acupuncture can help us to move harmoniously through seasonal transitions and the stages of life.
Treatment begins with the practitioner taking a detailed intake of the patient’s medical history and current symptoms, examining the patient’s pulse and tongue, determining a diagnosis and treatment plan and discussing this plan with the patient. The practitioner then inserts hair-thin needles (sterile and disposable) at specific points along the meridians. Many people are surprised to find that insertion of the needles is nearly painless and that treatments feel deeply relaxing.
 
Sample of Conditions treated with Acupuncture:Skin: Eczema, psoriasis, acne, dry skin. Respiratory: Allergies, asthma, common cold and flu. Circulatory: High blood pressure, poor circulation. Digestive: Indigestion, nausea, reflux, gas, bloating, IBS, constipation, diarrhea. Urogenital: Frequent or painful urination, UTIs. Pain/Musculoskeletal : Headache, migraine, TMJ, back pain, neck pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia. Women’s Health: PMS, painful, irregular or heavy menstruation, fertility, menopause. Mental/Emotional: Stress, anxiety, depression, memory, concentration, addiction recover. Prevention/Wellness: Immune support, weight loss, relaxation, healthy seasonal transitions. Sleep/Energy: Insomnia, poor sleep, low energy, fatigue. Chronic Illness: Cancer, diabetes, HIV, chronic fatigue.
 
Other techniques, such as massage as well as dietary and lifestyle recommendations, may be included in a treatment session. Treatments last approximately one hour. Loose-fitting clothing is recommended for treatment sessions so that acupuncture points can be accessed easily and comfortably.