Acupuncture works to improve the body’s organ function and stimulate its natural healing process. Acupuncture works with the body’s energy, which in Chinese medicine is called, “Qi” (pronounced “Chee”). This energy flows and circulates throughout the entire body and through specific pathways called meridians. When our energy is obstructed or there is an imbalance within the body (like a river attempting to flow through a dam), the disrupted flow can cause illness, pain or a lack of function in the body. By needling and stimulating acupuncture points along these meridians, it can release the blocked energy and restore the natural physiological processes. Acupuncture can create a sense of well-being and ultimately bring the body back into a state of balance.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been effective in treating these common disorders but are not limited to the following:
- Pain conditions
- Common cold
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestion (constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion)
- Sleep Disturbances
- Emotions (anxiety, depression, stress)
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Menstrual Concerns (No period, painful period, regulating, PMS symptoms)
- Morning sickness
- Menopausal symptoms
- Blood pressure problems (hypertension, hypotension)