Acupuncture – Restoring Your Health
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world and it aims to restore and maintain health. A branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been in practice in China for nearly 3,000 years, Acupuncture is based on the principle that 14 major channels, called meridians, flow through every human body. According to Acupuncture theory, a form of energy called Qi (pronounced "chee") circulates in these invisible meridians. Qi is necessary for all bodily functions. When the flow of Qi in these meridians is disrupted, Qi stagnates, and the body becomes unbalanced. This, according to Chinese Medicine, is when disease happens.
Imagine a freeway system. The freeways represent the meridians and the cars represent the Qi. A traffic jam can cause a lot of problems right? The same thing happens in the body. An Acupuncturist works to resolve the blockages of Qi through the use of needles. Acupuncture needles are inserted at certain points along the meridians to restore the smooth flow of Qi and thus bring the body back into balance.
What causes these blockages of Qi to happen? Our lifestyles, diet, and environment…the list could go on and on. In today’s culture, we are subjected to a constant barrage of stressors on a daily basis. This makes it very difficult for our body to perform at its most optimal level. Receiving an acupuncture treatment gives you a chance to be listened to and supported and it gives your body a chance to rest and restore itself to its natural state of health.
Acupuncture – Comprehensive Treatment
Acupuncture is a comprehensive system of care that treats both acute and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization lists over 40 diseases that acupuncture has proven to be effective in treating in controlled clinical trials. Traditionally, acupuncture treats a multitude of ailments, only some of which are listed below.
- Neurological and Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Headaches and Migraines
- Depression and Anxiety
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Post-operative Pain and Recovery
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Acute and Chronic Gastritis
- Chronic Duodenal Ulcers
- Gastric Reflux/GERD
- Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Respiratory Disorders
- Common Cold
- Women’s Health
- Painful Periods/PMS
- Insufficient Lactation
- Post-partum depression
Essential Points Acupuncture
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Annette’s work and expertise has changed my life for the better in ways I never thought possible. Her thoughtful approach to understanding my needs and objectives during each and every treatment makes the experience not only therapeutic and rejuvenating, but thoroughly enjoyable. My visits initially were to help better manage anxiety/PMS, which soon evolved to establishing a regimen that supports my overall wellbeing.
~ Ali, Age 36