Acupuncture, originating in China about 5000 years ago, is one of the oldest and the most commonly used medical treatments on earth. Having been repeatedly tested, testified and improved through thousands of years of practice, Acupuncture has proven to be very helpful conjunctive treatment with the least side-effects for numerous common acute and chronic medical conditions when there is no indication for surgical intervention.
There are 14 regular meridians, 365 regular acupoints and about 1600 extra acupoints that form a unique meridian network system acting like the internet superhighway. All the meridians and all acupoints act jointly to connect all the internal organs and all the systems in the human body.
This meridian network allows a unique material, called Qi, to flow throughout all organs and all systems in the body. There is a popular misconception surrounding the acupuncture field in the United States. It is believed that Qi and energy flow is the same thing. In fact, energy flow is only a component of Qi. This can be proven by the relief of migraine headaches or vertigo in less than ten minutes through proper acupuncture treatment. The Qi grows, accumulates and protects the body from external and internal disturbances by flowing constantly via this extensive meridian network. The constant, smooth and proper exchange of Qi is essential for optimal health. It harmonizes the emotional and physiological status by working closely with the nerve, endocrine and immune system. Resembling the internet super highway, the meridian network can be partially or completely blocked minimizing its function. The flow of Qi in this meridian network can become deficient, excessive, stagnant or wayward resulting in disharmony. The equilibrium is the prerequisite for health and well-being, proving that disharmony is the prediction of illness. When disharmony occurs, the symptoms of disease may manifest. Modern Science has not yet advanced enough to properly evaluate the body as a whole leaving the question, What is Qi?, beyond our understanding.
It is believed that acupuncture open the blocked meridian pathways to restore the flow of Qi. Through specific meridians and acupoints, Acupuncture treatments help to restore the lost healing power which in turn helps to regain the lost balance. The effects of acupuncture are still too complicated to have a clear scientific explanation given that the same points are used and work for different medical situations. In other words, acupoints are not specific to one medical condition. One point may affectively relieve three different medical conditions. For example, PC6 (“内关”) will, in minutes, relieve nausea/vomiting for pregnant ladies, anxiety/stress for emotional persons and adjust the heart rate of people with either tachycardia or bradycardia. Studies across the world have shed more and more light in this area and have shown that acupuncture affects a variety of biological systems at the same time such as, altering the level of neurotransmitters and hormones. Subsequently, multiple systems such as, the immune, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and digestive systems will be regulated to reach their optimal functions. Since the 90s, the functional MRI has been accessible for the investigation of quantifiable acupuncture effects on relevant structures of the human brain. The accumulated results, done in different counties across the world, demonstrate that acupuncture can specifically alternate the active pattern of one’s brain tissues. The modulation of the brain activation may be the important mechanism by which acupuncture exert its complex multisystem effects.
With negligible side effects, in very experienced hands, acupuncture can be used as a conjunctive frontline treatment for numerous common acute and chronic medical conditions when there is no indication for surgical intervention. Payable to its excellent efficacy, most individualized treatment and negligible side effects, it is strongly recommended to use acupuncture as the conjunctive frontline treatment. With more than 25 years of experience, our staff has expertise in treating a wide variety of disorders. More than 90 percent of people with headaches, menopause syndrome, PMS, IBS dizziness, vertigo, allergies, asthma and nausea experienced good relief through treatment. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of people with a variety of muscular pains such as neck and back pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain and knee pain experienced significant relief. We have made it our mission to not only to take care of your discomfort, pain and impairment, but also to optimize your wellness and guide your daily activities for a healthy life. It is strongly recommended to use acupuncture as the conjunctive frontline treatment because of its excellent efficacy, most individualized treatment and negligible side effects.