Acupuncture Safe, Effective, Holistic Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques and involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. The needles are used to direct Qi, or life’s force, via meridians or pathways, in order to treat and heal, according to traditional Chinese medicine.

What is Ear Acupunctre?

Ear acupuncture is used to improve the body’s flow of vital energy (also known as “chi” or “qi”) and to restore a balance between yin and yang (two opposing but complementary energies) within the internal organs. In traditional Chinese medicine, each of these effects is considered essential to treating disease and achieving health. In addition, ear acupuncture is sometimes used to enhance mood, aid in smoking cessation, alleviate pain, promote sounder sleep, relieve stress, and support weight loss. Waiver must be signed and service available by appointment. 11AM-3PM.

The strength and flexibility of eastern medicine is a direct result of the eastern philosophical views and understandings from which the medicine is drawn. Eastern philosophy provides us with different approaches to viewing our nature, the workings of our bodies, the manifestation of disease and the process of healing. While it is true that no single system of philosophy holds all of the answers, the eastern framework provides us with a wealth of guidance and practical techniques to foster physical and mental health.

Why should I see an Acupuncturist?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective holistic medicine backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is practiced worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. While there are somewhat standard treatment protocols for many conditions, the clinical success of acupuncture is related - at least in part - to the wide range of diagnostic signs and symptoms which are taken into effect when looking at an imbalance. For a condition such as arthritis effecting the knees, an acupuncturist may look at your tongue, check your pulse, ask about your diet and lifestyle, palpate your spine, etc. This range of diagnostic information allows acupuncture practitioners to develop a treatment strategy that is unique to you and your experience of a particular condition.

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