What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); as an independent and self-contained system of medicine, TCM is over 3000 years old. TCM is a holistic medical system, treating the human body of each man or woman as a whole, allowing for highly individualized care. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Tui Na Massage, and Cupping are all part of the proven tools still used today. TCM views the body as not only systems of organ, muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and lymphatics, but also sees the necessary energy needed for each of these systems to function optimally. The Chinese word for this is “Qi” (chee). Qi flows through the body in several pathways called meridians or channels. Obstruction of or damage to these channels results in pain and disease. Acupuncture accesses these meridians via specific points to reestablish proper flow or assist in building more energy within that meridian and it’s organ system. When we have enough of this energy flowing freely in our bodies our health and vitality is at its finest. TCM is an amazing system of medicine used by many successfully in the treatment of headaches, musculoskeletal pain, digestive disorders, IBS, fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, PMS, dysmenorrhea, infertility, miscarriage and much, much more.