About Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology comprise a system of health care which originated in China more than 3000 years ago. It is a comprehensive system for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic disorders. An art and science based on natural law, its philosophy is to heal safely, gently, and without side effects.

Central to the philosophy of Chinese Medicine is the premise of the self healing mechanism active in the body. The goal of Chinese Medicine is to promote this mechanism from within. With this in mind one can observe the body as a self healing dynamic whole, a network of interacting light, information, and robust energy. This unimpeded energy flow maintains health, while any stagnation leads to disease.

The realignment of the energy field is based on the concept of Qi. Qi is the underlying energy of life. It flows throughout the body to regenerate and nourish. It is generated by the internal organs and flows along paths called meridians. Along the meridians are points where Qi can be affected by acupuncture needles or finger pressure. In this way Qi is invigorated and its functions of nourishing, tranforming, and protecting are enhanced.

The treatment strategy employed by a practitioner of Chinese Medicine is based on traditional diagnosis. This art and science is based on thirty centuries of observation, research, and clinical success. There are many techniques utilized, including – observation, asking (intake), meridian diagnosis, facial reading, pulse diagnosis, and tongue diagnosis. The palpating of the pulse is the most thorough, all encompassing technique. Each position relates to an internal organ complex – and there are 28 classical qualities. The data collected from all these techniques along with the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms voiced, are used to identify and treat the pattern of disharmony.

The ageless wisdom of Chinese Medicine is keen to observe the relationship between Mind- Body – Spirit. With this premise in mind, it is a wholistic approach and promotes healing on many levels. Clinically it has been time tested to be a safe, natural way to restore and maintain health. It surely proves that the wisdom of yesterday, is the promise of tomorrow.