ACUPUNCTURE ... THE EXPERIENCE
Acupuncture is amazing - you can drag yourself into the office and leave "floating on a cloud." It is extremely relaxing and can bring clarity of mind, release of tension and renewed physical vitality. Your body's wisdom knows how to make subtle shifts, restoring harmony down to the deepest levels. Since most pain and disease arise from some form of energetic imbalance, acupuncture serves as a preventative measure as well as a drug-free treatment for existing conditions.
The process is very safe and gentle. The needles are sterile and disposable. During your acupuncture treatment, you might receive massage, electro-acupuncture, micro-current therapy, moxibustion and/or cupping, depending
on your current situation. I will explain each of these if we use them to enhance your treatment.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Receiving acupuncture is a unique and powerful healing experience. The practice of acupuncture is integral to the ancient healing system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM maintains that life force energy, known as "Qi", flows throughout the body in energy pathways known as "meridians". The proper flow of "Qi" is vital to good health. An imbalance of "qi" results in pain, dysfunction and ultimately, disease. Acupuncture specifically defines and corrects the "Qi" flow. This promotes the body's natural, healthy function.
In acupuncture, hair-thin needles are painlessly inserted into specific points along the "meridians" to restore energetic balance. Each of the hundreds of point possesses specific and unique functions.
Western medicine is able to stimulate or suppress electrical impulses within the body, but it is unable to regulate it in the profound way acupuncture can. Acupuncture works with the body, strengthening and balancing the energy. It improves circulation and allows the body to heal more quickly.
For more information, please refer to the California State's Consumer Guide to Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine: http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov/pubs_forms/consumer_guide.pdf