How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works on the energy force that runs through the human body known as Qi (pronounced Chee). Qi constantly travels through the body along pathways called meridians. In alternative medicine, pain is considered to be caused by disharmony in the flow of Qi in the body.
Qi is comprised of two energies, Yin and Yang that, when balanced, qi flows easily and supports good health. If Yin and Yang are out of balance, the flow of Qi is constrained and disease results. Acupuncture aims to restore the balance of Yin and Yang to allow Qi to move freely in the meridians.
Acupuncture sites are located at specific points along the meridians where Qi is near the surface of the skin and is accessible for needling.
There are nine types of Acupuncture needles. They vary in the length and width of the shaft, and the shape of the head. Needles are used once and discarded in accordance with medical biohazard regulations and guidelines.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
When a site is needled and the needle grasps the Qi in the meridians the patient feels a sensation called deqi (pronounced dah-chee). The patient may feel a pulling sensation for a brief moment which then subsides to no feeling or a slight heavy sensation around the needle.
What ailments does Acupuncture treat?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions including but not limited to:
Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders
- Sore Throat
- Hay Fever
- Ringing in the Ears
- Poor Eyesight
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Spastic Colon
- Food Allergies
- Abdominal Bloating
Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
- Chronic Bladder Infection
- Complications in Pregnancy
- Morning Sickness
- Kidney Stones
- Infertility in Men and Women
- Chronic Fatigue
- HIV and AIDS
- Smoking Cessation
Emotional and Psychological Disorders
Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders
- Back Pain
- Stiff Neck
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Headaches and Migraines