Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
According to Chinese medicine, universal laws of nature govern the human body as well as the world around us. Health as in nature, is determined by a smooth flow of energy referred to in Chinese medicine as Qi. It circulates in our bodies along pathways called meridians. Qi flows through these pathways from the surface of the skin internally to the organ systems to maintain health.
Illness can begin when Qi is blocked. Imbalances may then begin to surface in the form of symptoms. Acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances and promotes the smooth flow of qi strengthening the bodies natural healing ability.
This process is encouraged by placing very fine needles on specific points along the pathways of energy, at the surface of the skin. Each point has a different therapeutic function, and are used to support physical processes and emotional well being.
Other therapeutic tools that may be used include Chinese herbal medicine, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion and Chinese medicine dietary recommendations.
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