Traditional medicine is energy healing
Though acupuncture has its roots in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is now a common complementary treatment worldwide.
Thousands of years ago, the body wasn’t viewed as a compound of cells, but as an energy vessel. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes that there is life force energy (Qi) flowing through our bodies alongside pathways called meridians. Health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of yin and yang of this life force. If there is a blockage of energy, the harmony is lost and illnesses arise.
Health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes.
By manipulating specific points that lie on the meridians, we can re-balance the body’s energy, or, as western medicine views it, stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. While Qi isn’t something that could be measured, science can these days explain that acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system which in turn releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
- Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow and circulation,
- MRI readings demonstrate that acupuncture prompts observable changes in the brain,
- thermal imaging reveals that acupuncture reduces inflammation.
Acupuncture means inserting and manipulating very thin needles into the acupuncture points. Instead of needles, other forms of stimulation can be used over the acupuncture points, including pressure (acupressure), heat (moxibustion), suction (cupping) and friction. Each of the points acts as a gate, sending energetic information deep into the body and restoring its balance.
Learning the acupressure technique and applying it to the uniquely selected combination of points is a part of a personalized plan that I will create for you.