What Is Acupuncture?
A Natural Health Care System without the Side Effects of Drugs.
Acupuncture is a complete system of health care that has its roots in China and Asia over 2,000 years ago, and remains the most prevalent form of health care world wide. Over the centuries practitioners of this very effective medicine have used it to help their patients end pain, restore health and return their bodies to harmony.
It Restore Balance and Helps the Body Heals Itself.
Acupuncture incorporates Chinese herbal medicine and a range of other techniques to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself. It has been used to treat almost every condition known to man; physical, mental, and emotional.
You Are Not Alone
Those who use acupuncture are in good company. Today people who regularly use acupuncture practitioners include Olympic athletes, medical doctors (MDs), world leaders, television and movie stars, and members of the NFL, amongst other sports leagues. It has been utilized by Oprah Winfrey and endorsed by Dr. Oz. http://www.oprah.com/health/Acupuncture-101
The Concept of Qi
Underlying the practice of acupuncture is the fundamental science* (yes science) of Qi, pronounced “chee,” and sometimes written as “chi.” To put it most simply, Qi is motion and motion is energy. Qi is the force that moves through the body along with your circulatory(blood) system nourishing your brain, body and internal organs. Illness and pain occur when that motion, that energy is blocked.
Many things can obstruct the flow of Qi including injury, improper diet, stress, too much or too little exercise, emotional trauma and environmental changes. This creates a problem called stagnation and stagnation is the root of all illness. Acupuncture unblocks stagnation and restores the proper flow of Qi, thus alleviating pain and restoring homeostasis.
*from Mirriam-Webster: Science – knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method – principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses)