Western medicine seeks to suppress the symptoms of ailments. Chinese medicine takes a different approach, focusing instead on the underlying root causes of the ailment, to correct and prevent future health problems. The goal of Chinese medicine is to bring the body into energetic balance. Encompassing five holistic modalities (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, lifestyle, and bodywork), it harmonizes the body naturally.
When the body’s systems are out of equilibrium, pain and/or organ dysfunction tend to occur. By increasing circulation, lessening inflammation, easing tension, and boosting the immune system, Chinese medicine brings one back to homeostasis. This results in the alleviation of pain or dysfunction, and the achievement of maximum health for life.
Acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into specific points throughout the body. Over 2,500 years ago the Chinese discovered these “acupoints” by configuring a system of “meridians” or channels that course through the body. A customized point prescription is selected for each individual patient based on their ailment and constitution. Upon insertion, the practitioner seeks out the “da qi” (pronounced duh-chi) for optimal results. Da qi is the arrival of the qi, or energy flow in the body, manifested as a dull ache or tingling sensation in and around the acupoint.
There are various channels or meridians that run through the body. These channels are like rivers. When the rivers flow smoothly, a person is balanced and in harmony. When there is obstruction to these rivers, the body becomes imbalanced and pain and or organ dysfunction occurs. Much like a siphoned hose, the needles relieve the obstruction so that qi, blood, fluids, lymph, etc. can flow smoothly again, therefore alleviating the pain in your back. There is a neurological and vascular response to every needle. They increase circulation, lessen inflammation, ease tension, and boost the immune system. Basically, they relieve the built up dam, so that the river can flow smoothly again, bringing the body back into harmony or balance. Acupuncture is a natural remedy.
There are no drugs, surgery, or other invasive procedures involved. For over 2500 years, BILLIONS of people have been using acupuncture and swear by it. Only recently, have Westerns begun to realize its benefits.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are an alternative medicine that treats not just the symptoms, but the root of the problem, aiming to cure the ailment. Each patient receives an individual treatment and herbal prescription based on an extensive personal intake. We specialize in pain management, weight loss and digestive disorders, and women’s health using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other forms of alternative medicine.
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Are potent natural medicines derived from the earth, consisting of botanical and entomological elements. Herb formulas are offered in the form of pills, capsules, teas, powders, or creams, each customized to the patient’s needs. Because they are not artificial or man-made, they have little adverse side affects.