It removes blocks, strengthens weaknesses, and builds your immune system. It helps you find balance and calm. It is about healing, not masking or suppressing symptoms. It teaches you to listen to your body, so you can support your own health and wholeness.
Acupuncture is not all about needles, though they are one of the most effective tools. It uses a wide range of tools and techniques, including. . . * ultra-thin needles that unblock, move, calm, build, or drain off excess energy * moxa that reduces inflammation, speeds healing of damaged tissue, and boosts the immune system * gua sha and cups to move deeply seated stubborn blockages * herbs and essential oils to address chronic conditions * diet and lifestyle choices to help you move toward health and wholeness
The general theory behind acupuncture is that health depends on the circulation of energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network of “channels” or “meridians.” This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation, and coordination of physiological processes.
Pain and ill health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted or blocked. This can be caused by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/ injuries, and medication side- effects, as well as lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor diet, unresolved emotions, lack of rest, and stress.
The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause and improve the quality of life.
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The potential benefits of acupuncture are widely recognized, and it is steadily being integrated with mainstream health care. More than 15 million Americans have tried Acupuncture and Chinese medicine since it was introduced in the United States in the 1970s. The risk of side effects from acupuncture is low and the potential benefits are high.