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Techniques of Today
Wisdom of the Ages
Health With Acupuncture
Traditional Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing used for
of years to balance and harmonize life energy. Acupuncture is
to treat illness as well as to anticipate and prevent disease.
focus on determining the fundamental causes of a person's difficulty,
the whole person into account: body, mind and spirit.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is based on natural laws that describe the movement of life
called Qi (pronounced chee) in nature and in the body. This life
flows through the body along precise pathways called meridians or
When the Qi in the body is balanced and flows properly, we are
When the Qi is imbalanced, we experience distress and illness.
A diagnosis is based on many factors including listening (the history,
tone of voice), palpating (feeling the pulse, the area of discomfort)
observing (looking at the skin, the tongue, the texture of the hair,
By combining all these different pieces of information, the
discriminates the pattern of the imbalance (too hot, too cold, too
too dry) and creates the treatment plan.
The treatment plan dictates where to put the acupuncture needle, which
of foods would be beneficial or aggravating, and what herbs should be
Acupuncture is simple and elegant in its approach to
In their essay "Chinese Medicine: How it Works" (see www.healthy.net)
and practitioners Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold write that "each
is seen as a world in miniature, a garden in which healer and patient
strive to cultivate health. Every person has a unique terrain to be
a resilient yet sensitive ecology to be maintained. Like a gardener
irrigation and compost to grow robust plants, the healer uses
herbs and food to recover and sustain health.”
Is acupuncture safe? Is it
To eliminate the risk of infection the acupuncture needles most modern
acupuncturists use are sterile and disposable. They come in
containers, are used once, and then disposed of.
Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of
or three human hairs. In most cases, insertion of the needle is
without discomfort. Most of the time, the pain of inserting an
needle is similar to a mosquito bite. Occasionally the needle
a little more, depending on the area of the body being
After the insertion you may experience a sense of heaviness or
in the area of insertion. This is a good sensation and is called
“arrival of the Qi” a sign that the energy has been stimulated.
Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and rejuvenating and
even fall asleep during treatment.
What can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain, but its effectiveness is
broader than pain relief alone. Acupuncture can be helpful in
both chronic and acute conditions, and one need not have a specific
medical disease diagnosis to benefit from acupuncture treatment.
Many patients seek acupuncture care to stay healthy and balanced and to
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Tingling and numbness
- Digestive problems
- Anxiety and depression
- High blood pressure
- Gynecological and fertility problems
- Sciatica and much more!
- Colds and flus
In addition, acupuncture is excellent for preventative health care and
Many people receive care on a quarterly basis to tone their body.
like the earth changes at spring, summer, etc., our bodies go through
changes with the seasons. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is
that the liver is most active in the spring, the heart in the summer,
lungs in the fall, the kidneys in the winter. A quarterly
would be directed at making sure your body goes through these