Chinese Medicine is a 2000 year old practice rooted in Taoist and Buddhist philosophy. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. The needles are sterile and disposable. Our practice combines acupuncture with other traditional Chinese modalities including: tui na (bodywork) medicinal herbs, cupping, guasha and nutrition. How we combine these traditional therapies is based on your individual needs.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi(Energy) and Xue(Blood) through distinct meridians or pathways that cover the body. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from areas where it is excess. Thus, restoring a harmonious energy balance within the body. By maintaining balance in the body, Acupuncture is both a preventative and a restorative medicine. There is a Chinese saying, “without free flow, there is pain; with free flow, there is no pain.” From a Western Medical stand point, recent studies have provided a clearer understanding of how acupuncture provides an analgesic effect. Acupuncture increases the brains secretions of endorphins, the body’s naturally occurring anti-pain chemical, and also increases the amount of other Neurochemicals involved in pain transmission including serotonin and norepinephrine. Acupuncture also increases the body’s white blood cell count.
The World Health Organization advocates Acupuncture as a safe means of treating over one hundred diseases. Here are some of the conditions we treat:
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