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Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality that takes the whole body into account when addressing a client’s health.
It is an ancient form of Chinese medicine based on the principal of chi, or energy flow. In the Chinese medicine framework, the free flow of chi throughout the body produces optimal health. Chi is believed to flow along twelve defined pathways, called meridians, which are connected to specific organs. If chi is blocked in any way, illness may result.
Acupuncture works to restore the flow of chi throughout your body by placing very thin, stainless steel, sterile needles at various points in your body. There are as many as 365 acupuncture points along the meridian pathways where needles can be inserted to restore a balance of energy.
How It Works
Acupuncture has been used for more than two thousand years in China to promote well-being and treat illness. In Chinese medicine, health is believed to result from the free flow of energy, called chi, in the body. Illness is attributed to blockages in this energy flow, which can be relieved by the placement of thin needles at various points in the body.
Acupuncture can be helpful in maintaining good health and in treating patients with a wide range of health problems. Acupuncture may be used alone or in combination with other complementary or conventional medicine treatments.
If you are not sure whether acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for your condition, first schedule Acugraph Testing, where our physician will help you figure out what might best fit your needs.
At your initial consultation, the acupuncturist will discuss your health concerns with you and determine how your symptoms can best be treated with acupuncture. He or she also may analyze your pulse, which is an important method of diagnosis. Six pulses are felt on each wrist, which correspond to your major organs and their function. Each pulse is located at a specific position on your wrist. Your acupuncturist may also observe your tongue, facial and body coloring, and skin temperature and texture on different parts of your body.