Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbal Treatments

 
 
 Prevention Magazine, January 2015

Prevention Magazine, January 2015

What is Acupuncture?

Practiced for thousands of years in China and Japan, acupuncture is directed toward wellness. The purpose of acupuncture is to maintain the body's balance and stabilize the flow of energy. Symptoms are viewed as a blockage or imbalance in pathways called meridians. In Western Medicine, acupuncture pathways are considered to be channels for the flow of cellular energy. Acupuncturists refer to this energy as Qi. Each pathway runs on the skin surface and deeply into the body connecting to the internal organs and brain. These pathways are accessible via acupuncture points along the skin's surface. When stimulated with acupuncture needles, healing impulses are sent to the limbs, organs, and muscles to alleviate discomfort and repair injured tissue.

Acupuncture is used by one third of the world's population as a primary health care system. Because of the noninvasive nature, acupuncture has become a highly popular form of complementary medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed acupuncture treatment for over 40 conditions including: stress, menstrual disorders, digestive disorders, depression, allergies, sleep disorders, addictions, and headaches.

What are Chinese Herbs?

Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs in different combinations to restore balance to the body. Herbal blends are said to prevent and treat hormone disturbances, infections, breathing disorders, and a vast number of other ailments and diseases. Through its over 5000-year history, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is a natural complement to acupuncture.

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