Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine, but its practical principles and methods are easily understood: Continue reading WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections from a hypodermic needle are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be as painful. But such is not the case. Medical hypodermic needles are stiff, hollow, and thick for forcing liquid into the patient’s flesh, usually uncomfortable, if not painful, procedure. Continue reading WHAT ARE NEEDLE TREATMENTS LIKE? ARE THEY PAINFUL?
Since the primary treatment goal is to unblock Chi and also achieve its equilibrium within and between the meridians, so the body can heal itself, the crux of the matter is this: where to access and stimulate the meridians in relation to a given health problem? Continue reading HOW TO KNOW WHICH ACUPOINTS TO TREAT?
From its ancient beginnings to this day, acupuncture diagnostic procedures center on finding blockages and imbalances of Chi. In examining meridians, today’s acupuncturist may utilize electronic evaluation called Ryodoraku, or other electronic means, but many utilize traditional diagnostic methods. Continue reading WHAT IS INVOLVED IN ACUPUNCTURE DIAGNOSIS?
The desired balance in the flow of Chi can be affected by any noxious substance, both external and internal, including poor nutrition, Continue reading HOW DOES THE FLOW OF CHI BECOME BLOCKED OR UNBALANCED?
While needle treatment is traditional, other effective means of bringing about the desired physiological response include acupressure (finger pressure), blunt probes, pressure massage, electronic stimulation, laser, heat, cold, ultrasound, moxibustion, herbal therapy, to name a few. Continue reading BESIDES NEEDLES, WHAT ARE OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS?
After the initial consultation and examination, the acupuncturist completes the diagnosis and begins carrying out the treatment plan. Continue reading WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT BLOCKED, UNBALANCED CHI?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that has been practiced for more than five thousand years. It is a complete medical system that takes a deep understanding Continue reading Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Acupuncture is a series of precise procedures involving penetration of the human skin with needles to stimulate certain body Meridians points on the body. According to the teaching of traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects and balance the flow of Qi(Called the inner energy of life) through channels known as Meridians. Continue reading Acupuncture
The main objectives are three:
- Relieve pain and other symptoms.
- Strengthen the immune system.
- Balance, harmonize, and integrate functions of the organs with each other, making for a unified, healthy person, rather than a collection of fragmented, disharmonious parts.