Acupuncture is the insertion of thin stainless steel needles into precise places on the body to communicate with our innate self-healing mechanism. Most people who receive acupuncture usually describe it as a very relaxing experience.
We use our understanding of the body as one connected energetic system to decide which part of your system needs balancing. Acupuncture is very safe, very effective, and a very helpful tool for all who value well-being. 2,500 years of continued use and consistent results suggest it might work for you, too.
Benefits of acupuncture include but are not limited to: loss of pain, increase in self-awareness, more energy, youthful appearance, digestive ease, decreased stress, healthy longevity, greater existential understanding, mental clarity, fertility and the fulfillment of one’s dreams. This is true – there really is no limit to what the help of acupuncture can bring to a person’s life.
Conditions which we use acupuncture to treat include: infertility, acute and chronic pain, depression, digestive complaints, cardiac, respiratory, and immune support, general stress, depression, fatigue, headaches, endocrine disorders, insomnia, spiritual-emotional difficulties, menstrual irregularities, and men’s and women’s reproductive issues. Chances are, if you have an issue you want help with, we can improve your situation greatly.
How Acupuncture Works
The ancient Chinese (taoist sages) recognized 12 primary channels flowing in the human body, bringing qi and blood to and fro as needed. These channels are like stems branching out from the body’s zang-fu (yin and yang organs.) Each channel’s qi and blood reflects the natural characteristics and current state of each organ.
When the channels become blocked due to physical or emotional, inner or outer causes, disharmony is the effect. We feel this as physical, mental, or emotional pain.
To know which channels to help unblock, the acupuncturist uses a variety of diagnostic methods, such as palpating the wrist pulse and the actual channels themselves, by looking at the tongue and the person’s overall appearance, by inquiry, and by listening and smelling. Taking all or most of these into consideration, the acupuncturist knows which channels to help unblock.
Many aspects of acupuncture lack understanding in the world of modern western science. Nonetheless, it goes on thousands of years unbroken – proven an effective medical answer by the greatest measure of all – time!
This said, we must remember acupuncture is only a tool to help a person’s body-mind move more into harmony with its own nature. It is not the acupuncture itself that heals or not, but the combination of the practitioner, patient, needles, time of day, season, and a thousand other things at play – these are the causes which lead to some desired therapeutic affect.
One day acupuncture might help someone. The next day it might not. It might work with one practitioner and not with another. Nobody knows much for sure.
We do know this however: acupuncture can be of great help to all people. It often leads to pain going away and increased well-being in our patients’ lives. If we see life as a path that we have chosen, the direction that brings us back to our true nature is the healing journey. We will see you when this path leads you here!