Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine…What is it?


History of Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine developed over a period of at least 3,000 years based on ancient Chinese medical texts. Disease is typically viewed as disorder of disharmony, and treatment is directed toward balancing and harmonizing. Traditional Chinese medicine believes in the interrelationships of the mental, emotional and physical aspects of each person, thus taking into account the whole person, both in diagnosis and treatment.
Diagnosis is based on the interview, visual inspection, tongue inspection, and pulse palpation at the wrist.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture utilizes very fine, thin stainless steel needles to stimulate/treat specific points, most of which correspond to different organ systems.  This treatment is used to promote health and treat functional/organic disorders.
Acupuncture appointments can include solely acupuncture, or in combination with other Chinese Medicine therapies, i.e cupping, electroacupuncture, ear needles, Chinese herbal medicine and/or nutrition

What is “qi”?
Qi equates to the vital energy that flows not only through channels that traverse the body in a manner similar but not identical to the nervous and circulatory systems, but also, connects us to our surroundings. Acupuncture is used to help regulate the flow of energy through these channels.

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