Based on over 3,000 years of experience in China, acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. This process stimulates movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place.
Acupuncture helps to prevent illness by improving the overall functioning of the body's immune and organ systems. Acupuncture is helpful for:
• Treating existing illnesses and injuries.
• Preventing both recurrence of illnesses and new illness.
• Improving overall health.
How does Acupuncture work?
The Classical Chinese explanation is that energy (Qi) flows in channels or meridians throughout the body and over its surfaces. Through the network of meridians the internal organs are connected to certain areas and parts of the body including the muscles, bones, joints, and other organs.
The Chinese believe that health is a manifestation of balance, both within the body itself and between the body and the external environment. When the body is internally balanced and in harmony with the external environment, Qi flows smoothly through the meridians to nourish the organs and tissues. If an obstruction occurs in one of the meridians, the Qi is disrupted and cannot flow properly. When the Qi cannot flow smoothly or is forced to flow in the opposite direction, the body's innate balance is disrupted and illness results.
Acupuncture engages the Qi by gently inserting very fine needles at specific points, the goal being to restore the proper balance.
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