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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical procedure that
was developed in China 3000 years ago.
Since that time it has been used to
encourage natural self-healing in humans
and animals. Acupuncture treatment is
usually carried out by insertion of very
fine needles into precise acupuncture
 

points to treat disease or injuries. The points are stimulated manually or
with electrostimulation.


During the 3000 years it has been practiced, acupuncture has successfully
treated more people than any other medical procedure.

How does Acupuncture Work?

There are two main explanations:

MODERN EXPLANATION:
Over 20 years of scientific research experience has demonstrated that
stimulation of acupuncture points results in a release of neurohormones
(such as endorphins). This has an analgesic effect as well as an effect on
other multiple systems of the body, which elevate mood and relieve pain in
humans as well as in animals.

Acupuncture has been shown to have a strengthening effect on the immune
system, endocrine glands, a sedative effect and detoxification of the body.

ANCIENT EXPLANATION:
Classical Chinese theory explains that energy flows in channels throughout
the body connecting all the organs and systems that sustain life. These
channels are accessed through acupuncture points. If the energy flow
become disrupted or unbalanced due to stress, trauma, infection or poor
diet, this causes pain and illness. By stimulating certain acupuncture points
on specific channels, this can restore balance and harmony to the organs
and channels.

An acupuncturist can also anticipate problems before pronounced by
detecting subtle change in the energy flow. This allows Chinese medicine to
be used for preventative health care.

Both the ancient and modern system of science agree that acupuncture
promotes physical and emotional health.

What to Expect:

Acupuncture needles are made of fine solid surgical steel with smooth points.
Insertion is not painful and it does not cause bleeding because acupuncture
needles are rounded at the tip so as not to cut the epidermis. There is no risk
of infection as the needles are disposable. After needle insertion there is often
a tingling sensation followed by a feeling of deep relaxation. This sensation or
tingling in Chinese is called "CHI". Chi is "vital force" or "life force" which runs
and heals the body. After the treatment most patients feel mentally and
physically revitalized. The number and frequency of treatments varies
according to the condition and constitution.

Commonly Treated Conditions

•Alcohol dependence
•Allergies
•Asthma
•Anxiety/Depression
•Arthritis/Joint problems
•Back pain
•Bladder and Kidney problems
•Bronchitis
•Candida
•Childhood illnesses/Infections
•Constipation/Diarrhea
•Colds/Flu
•Colitis & Parasites
•Cough
•Chronic Fatigue
•Eczema & Hives
•Gall Bladder Disorders
•Gynecological disorders
•Headaches & Migraines
•High blood pressure
•Hormonal Disorders
•Immune system deficiency
•Infertility
•Knee pain
•Liver Disorders
•Menstrual Disorders
•Neck pain/Stiffness
•Numbness/Poor circulation
•Osteoarthritis
•P.M.S. Yeast Infections
•Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
•Poor Digestion
•Rheumatoid Arthritis
•Sexual dysfunction/Impotence
•Sciatica
•Shingles
•Shoulder pain
•Skin Disorders
•Spinal Disorders
•Sports Injuries
•Sprains
•Stress/Tension
•Stop Smoking
•Tendentious& Bursitis
•TMJ/Jaw pain
•Ulcers & Gastritis
•Weight Loss
•Women's Disorders

 

 
 
 
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