Chinese Medicine is a full medical system that can treat everything. Just like other medical systems, we have our strength and weaknesses. One of our strengths lies in being able to treat many symptoms and diseases at the same time, since we see the body as a whole. Our perspective tends to be holistic or web like. Pull on any strand in a web, and it will affect all parts of the web.
• When you get an acupuncture treatment for elbow pain, your elbow pain will subside but it’s also likely that you’ll see improvements in other areas. The headaches will get better, you’ll have more energy, you’ll be better able to handle stress, and you’ll sleep better. Pretty good stuff I tell ya!
One of the questions we get asked a lot is “how does Acupuncture work?” and the truth is there are many different ways of explaining that. Western Medicine via functional MRIs and research studies have observed that acupuncture stimulates the release of specific neurotransmitters that can affect the body’s immune system and activate specific receptors that inhibit pain stimuli transmission. The Autonomic Nervous System Theory suggests that acupuncture triggers the release of norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and opioids which affect changes in the ANS and thus reduce pain. The Vascular-interstitial Theory suggests that acupuncture affects the electrical system of the body transferring electrical energy and material between normal and injured tissue, facilitating healing. And lastly, the Blood Chemistry Theory explains that Acupuncture can both raise and reduce peripheral blood components and thus regulate the body toward homeostasis.
Chinese Medicine explains how acupuncture works in a different lens or “language” so to speak. Every symptom that a person experiences is a sign of an imbalance within the body in terms of Qi, Blood, Yin, and Yang. A detailed history taking, along with tongue and pulse diagnosis reveals the pieces to the puzzle to determine where these imbalances reside. Acupuncture points are selected, along with other techniques to bring the body back to a state of balance again. These Acupuncture points which have been mapped and researched over several thousands of years are stimulated by the gentle insertion of fine (thinner than human hair) disposable needles. This is turn will bring the body’s awareness to the area and resume the free flow of energy allowing ones’ body to heal faster.
*PREVENTION AND TREATING BEFORE DISEASE ARISES
*SEEKING THE ROOT CAUSE OF DISEASE
*PROMOTING THE BODY’S ABILITY TO HEAL ITSELF.
*RATHER THAN ADDRESS A PARTICULAR DISEASE, THIS MEDICINE LOOKS AT PATTERNS OF IMBALANCE WITHIN THE BODY. IN THIS WAY, THE HEALING SYSTEM IS FINE-TUNED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL.
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