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ACUPUNCTURE + CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture is a complete healing system from Asia that is approximately 3,000 years old. It is the insertion of thin, one-time-use needles into various parts of the body to send a nonverbal message to your body to restore balance and harmony. This can reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction from shingles, back and shoulder problems, and headaches and allows the body to regain homeostasis. It also works on mental and emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving qi flow, in order to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its advocates claim it has other applications as well.
Chinese herbs are an important component in Chinese medicine and assist in strengthening the overall effect of the acupuncture treatment. Herbs can be used for a vast assortment of conditions and are a great way to continue your treatment between acupuncture sessions. We only use GMP-certified herbs to ensure the safety of our or herbs to our patients.