Acupuncture uses fine sterile needles inserted into the body to stimulate and rebalance your own healing energy (known as Qi) and remove any blockages or areas of weakness that are responsible for your lack of health, energy, and overall well-being. When the human body loses it's inherent ability to heal itself, acupuncture can be used to better your natural ability in the healing process.
•In your acupuncture treatment, I focus on you as an individual. A detailed assessment of all aspects of your health is made using a variety of diagnostic approaches.
• Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine used with great success for over 2,000 years. It's use as both a complementary and primary therapy has widely grown within the United States over the last decade.
• It is safe to have use in combination with most other treatments, and is covered by many medical insurance providers in WA state.
• Acupuncture is effective for a wide range of symptoms, both acute and long-term, especially for chronic problems that have not responded to other treatments.
• It can help you to feel energized and balances your health to better enable you to live your life to the fullest.
Acupuncture forms part of a system of Chinese Medicine which is based on its own set of physiological & pathological principles. This system has stood the test of time and the scrutiny of the scientific establishment.
Many people are now turning to holistic therapies such as acupuncture to treat long-standing, chronic conditions or those for which conventional treatments have been little help. But acupuncture is equally effective in the treatment of acute illness as well, without subjecting the body to the harsh side effects of pharmaceuticals or unnecessary surgeries
How does it work?
The classical Chinese explanation is that needles stimulate Qi, which is the motive energy behind everything in the body. Your blood, fluids, and energy are all moved by Qi. When it is either blocked, weakened, or just plain going the wrong direction, then illness ensues. Acupuncture works to rectify these imbalances, so your body can go back to working the way it should.
Modern research theorizes that acupuncture has a similar effect to that of infrared therapies, which is known to stimulate vascularity in both the body and the brain. Increased blood flow triggers a sympathetic response of endorphins, inciting the healing process and pain cessation.
However, many patients enjoy and benefit from the experience of having acupuncture without necessarily understanding or even believing in the theory behind it. Knowing how it works may be of interest, but in this case, ignorance can be just as blissful.