Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicin

By: Alpha Wellness  09-12-2011

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a six thousand year old Chinese therapy that works by stimulating the body to naturally correct the imbalances of Qi. This is done by inserting ultra-fine, disposable needles, underneath the skin at specific points in the body. These acupuncture points are related to energy pathways or meridians that run throughout the entire length of the body. Acupuncture points are also related to specific internal organs. The earliest known text on acupuncture is the Nei Jing, or Classic of Internal Medicine, published more than 4,500 years ago.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic system which treats individuals for a wide variety of physical, emotional and psychological concerns. TCM and western medicine are only two medical styles that have their own theories. TCM promotes, maintains and restores health by encouraging an even flow of energy throughout the body. When energy flow called Qi (pronounced chee) is disrupted due to stress, trauma, poor diet or other conditions, pain or illness can result.

Chinese herbs

Acupuncture treatments are enhanced with the combination of Chinese herbs. A formula may be prescribed to prolong the effectiveness of acupuncture and the time in between each treatment. Like acupuncture, herbal formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms, while stimulating the body's natural healing process. Herbs can be used to strengthen a weak immune system, to prevent illness, and alleviate pain. Herbal formulas can also treat cold and flu symptoms, allergies, arthritis, and are excellent for treating a variety of digestive issues


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Counseling

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Hypnotherapy

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Services

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