Acupuncture is a natural form of health care that has been around for over 5,000 years. Acupuncture has been known to treat a variety of conditions and is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands and tissues of the body. Balancing one’s energy allows the body to become stable and at harmony; this is acheived by balancing the flow of energy. We accomplish the balance of energy by stimulating certain points on the body. The use of acupuncture with chiropractic care helps you and your family heal faster and stay healthy longer.
Some frequently asked questions about acupuncture are: Where does energy become interrupted? How is interrupted energy flow detected in the body? What can I expect during treatment? What are some conditions acupuncture can help with? Are there other causes of disease besides those associated with disturbance of energy flow?
Energy flow can be interrupted in one of two places: 1. In the energy channels located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface, and 2. In the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thus causing compression to vital nerves.
Energy flow disturbance can be detected by many methods including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, pulse, and instrumental findings.
Acupuncture treatment is performed by first finding the skin points that need to be stimulated and then stimulating those points with either short needles, non-piercing needles (teishin), finger tip pressure or electrical stimulation. In our office we most commonly use a teishin and electrical stimulation. For those wishing to treat an underlying condition with Acupuncture alone without the use of chiropractic care, we commonly use short needles.
Yes, there are other causes of disease. The disturbance of energy flow in one’s body is one possibility of a disease producing state. Others are hereditary factors, poisons, psychosomatic states, adverse environmental conditions, injury, germs, malnutrition, etc…, are all disease producing.
It is important to be mindful of the fact that acupuncture is not like one drug used for one condition. Like chiropractic care, acupuncture it is a complete healing art within itself.