Acupuncture is an effective healing system that has cared for millions of people for centuries. Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture use this non-invasive system to diagnose and successfully treat countless health conditions. Complete Health Chiropractic & Massage is pleased to offer this healing system to help you on your journey of healing and better health.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to improve functioning and promote natural healing by inserting tiny sterile needles into very specific acupuncture points throughout the body. It can also involve enhancing the treatment by following up with the application of electrical stimulation or heat at those acupuncture points.
The traditional Chinese explanation is that energy channels run in regular patterns through the body and over its entire surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are just like rivers that flow through the body, bringing life and health to all it comes in contact with, like organs, cells, glands, tissues and the muscles in the body. Each meridian is connected to an organ and is responsible for the function and health of that organ. Our overall well-being is dependent on a smooth and balanced flow of energy throughout these meridians. This energy is called Qi (pronounced chee), and it circulates in the meridians and throughout the whole body in a 24-hour period. When this river of Qi becomes blocked or obstructed in any way, it is like a dam that backs up. Blockages or imbalances in blood, energy or nervous impulses may lead to a decline in well-being or an assortment of other illnesses. This blockage can be caused by physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet or injury. These are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
The goal of acupuncture is to treat the entire person as a whole and restore balance in the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of a person. The meridians can be influenced by the ‘needling’ of acupuncture points; the needles work to unblock the obstructions and reestablish a regular flow of energy through the meridians. Acupuncture treatment can correct any imbalances in the body and help energy production and the circulation of the energy throughout the meridians.
During the initial exam a full health history will be taken. Many questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. Pulse and tongue diagnosis will be performed, as well as an electronic reading of the balance of Qi within each meridian, and an appropriate physical exam. This information is then organized into a well-structured treatment plan based on over 4000 years of Chinese Medical Theory. This will enable us to assemble a Traditional Chinese Medical pattern, which explains the diagnosis and the course of treatment.
Once the imbalance is detected, acupuncture will be performed. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This eliminates pain and restores balance and harmony along with the body’s natural ability to heal itself, ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.
If you have any questions about acupuncture, or you would like to set up an acupuncture appointment with one of our dedicated team members, please call us at (587) 318-2477 and we will be happy to help!
R. Acu, DTMC
R. Acu, DTCM
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