What is Acupuncture ?
The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of "vital energy," "energetic balance" and "energetic imbalance." Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this "vital energy" within its pathways, known as "meridians and channels"
Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM includes herbology, physical therapy, dietetics and special exercises (such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong), and is a complete medical system unto itself and is not another branch of modern Western medicine. Acupuncture evolved from principles and philosophies unique to Asian thinking and TCM, and is most effectively applied when done in accordance with those principles.
Some Conditions Treated With Acupuncture
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Common Cold & Influenza
• Degenerative Disk Disorders
• Diet, Nutrition, & Weight Control
• Headaches & Migraines
• Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
• Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation
• Menopause Symptoms
• Musculoskeletal pain
• Orthopedic Conditions
• Pain - other kinds
• PMS & Menstrual Irregularity
• Sports Injuries
• Tension / Stress Syndromes