Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that takes a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body.
The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture is that channels of energy, called Qi, run in regular patterns throughout the body. These channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body. An obstruction in the movement of these channels cause obstructions which lead to pain.
Needling the acupuncture points can influence the meridians: the acupuncture needles unblock the obstruction and re-establishes the regular flow of Qi or energy through the meridians making it an effective treatment for pain (acute or chronic), digestive issues, fertility issues, headaches, anxiety and depression.
Needles are gently inserted into key areas of the body to help redirect the movement of energy or Qi and bring balance to the body.
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World Health Organization (WHO) , through controlled trials, shows acupuncture to be effective for
|low back pain||postoperative pain|
|tennis elbow||primary hypotension|
|periarthritis of the shoulder||leucopenia|
|sprains||adverse reactions to|
|facial pain (including
|allergic rhinitis, including
|dental pain||depression (including
depres-sive neurosis and
depression following stroke)
|acute bacillary dysentery|
|induction of labor||primary dysmenorrhea|
|correction of mal-position
of fetus (breech presentation)
|morning sickness||peptic ulce|
|nausea and vomiting||acute and chronic gastritis|
This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface with a gua sha tool is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Cupping therapy is a form of treatment where glass cups are used to create suction on specific pressure points on the body to remove obstructions in the body’s natural healing energies. It is a wonderful compliment to any acupuncture treatment especially for respiratory, back pain, nerve conditions and more.
Auricular Acupuncture – Chinese Medicine Practices
Auricular acupuncture (ear acupuncture) is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a micro system of the body and has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders.
According to micro-system theory, nerves from the ear connect to reflex centers in the brain which send signals to a specific part of the brain and then to the corresponding body parts.
Did you know?
The volunteer group, Acupuncturists Without Borders, provided support to both relief workers and victims with the use of both body and auricular acupuncture.