Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used to treat many types
of health conditions. It can also be used to enhance a person's energy
level and sense of well being. It can reduce fatigue, increase the
body's resistance to illness, and promote detoxification.
and herbs work particularly well for many conditions that are aggravated
by stress or low energy such as:
pain and neck pain
is the theory behind Chinese Medicine?
and Chinese herbal medicine are based on the theory that life energy,
called "Qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows through channels or meridians
in the body. When a person is under mental, emotional, physical, or
environmental stress, the flow of Qi becomes disturbed. Chinese medicine
attributes many conditions to disruptions in the harmonious flow of
Qi in the body.
can I expect from my acupuncture treatment?
uses hair thin needles to stimulate points on the body that balance
the flow of Qi in the body. The procedure is painless (not scary at
all!) , and can be very relaxing. Many patients report feelings of
well-being and euphoria during and after their session. The number
of treatments a person needs varies according to the severity and the
type of their condition.
can acupuncture treat so many different types of problems?
helps relax muscles and promote blood circulation in areas of stress,
tension, and pain. It stimulates the release of natural opiates in
the body which relieve pain, enhance mood, and reduce stress. It appears
to improve hormonal balance and to reduce inappropriate inflammatory
responses in the body. It also appears to improve digestive function,
which helps the body to assimilate necessary nutrients. It seems to
have an influence on the nervous system, and recent studies using MRI
(magnetic resonance imaging) show an immediate change in brain activity
in patients receiving acupuncture.
a result, acupuncture appears to positively influence most systems
in the body. This is why it can treat so many different types of problems,
particularly when it is also used together with herbal medicine. determination
in the beginning.