Acupuncture is one of the many instruments of Chinese Medicine, which is rooted in Daoist (Taoist) Sciences. Practitioners used Acupuncture for thousands of years successfully for healing a wide range of illnesses and to help maintain health. As all branches of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture strives to re-establish an internal balance in the person. This balance is achieved by creating both physical and emotional/psychological harmony within the individual. Hence, Chinese Medicine has a holistic and individualized approach to health and well-being. This may be accomplished by making sure that a subtle internal force, which we call Qi (Chi) flows fluidly and in a balanced manner in our bodies. Qi circulates in energy channels, also called meridians through the human body to all of its cells. It is the vital force that creates and maintains life in us. Its balanced and unimpeded flow is vital to good health.
Illnesses, pain and various dysfunctions arise from the misdirection, blockage or other derangement of the amount or flow of Qi, which we see as an Imbalance in Qi. With our various tools—like needles—we stimulate certain points on the body to affect how Qi flows in these channels and internal organs to restore healthy balance. These Acupuncture points are gates and windows into our energetic system that allows practitioners to regulate internal functions. This approach gives a natural boost to the body to repair itself and find homeostasis and health.
According to many respected health organizations and clinical experience, Acupuncture is a viable treatment approach for numerous health challenges & illnesses. In many cases, Chinese Medicine has shown improvements in patients’ health and quality of living where Western Medicine’s approach was not as effective. Sometime a combination of Chinese & Western Medicine together can also make a significant change in a patient’s recovery to health.