The Chinese have been using
acupuncture for over 2000 years. Through all this time they have put together a
complete system for understanding the working of the body and mind. They see
the vital energy (Qipronounced chee) of the body running mainly in
channels called meridians. They found that they could manipulate that energy
(Qi) at certain points along those meridians using various tools, including
needles and the heat from burning herbs such as moxibustion (mugwort). They
found they could strengthen weak Qi and expel any excess Qi or toxins that have
accumulated in the meridians. Acupuncture can also clear blockages of Qi or
other vital substances in the body, as well as regulate the function of the
internal organs by stimulating the points on the channels connected to them. In
this way acupuncture can stimulate the bodys natural healing responses,
increase resistance to disease, and restore the vitality of the body and mind.
acupuncture recognizes that many times aches, pains, and other discomforts are
only symptoms of a deeper, underlying health problem. Therefore, a
comprehensive diagnosis is compiled which takes into account the
individuals body, mind, and spirit, rather than simply categorizing them
into a disease. The basis of acupuncture is to build the bodys own immune
system so that disease will not penetrate the body. Prevention is the best
medicine. Acupuncture has been found useful in treating the following chronic
and acute conditions:
Painback and neck pain, headaches,
migraines, sciatic pain, pinched nerves, sports injuries, frozen shoulder,
slipped disc, arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, muscle
Stresshypertension, depression, anxiety,
insomnia, tiredness, weakness, weak immune function, irritability etc.
WomenPMS, painful and irregular periods, infertility,
menopause, post-partum care, morning sickness, urinary problems, etc.
Menprostate problems, impotence, urinary problems, etc.
Digestiveconstipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome,
Internalheart and circulation problems,
stroke, diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma, chronic bronchitis, auto-immune
diseases, hearing loss, eye problems, hemorrhoids, skin diseases, etc.
Allergieshay fever, sinusitis, etc.
Addictionssmoking, alcohol, food, etc. Acute
conditionscommon cold, cough, sinus infection, bronchitis,
conjunctivitis, toothache, mastitis, etc.
OtherIf there is
a specific condition that is not listed here, please feel free to ask us about