Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine is a healing tradition
based on a system that is more than 3000 years old. It is based
on the idea that the body is made up of a vital force, or energy,
called Qi (pronounced "chee") Qi flows through the body
along various pathways, known as meridians. If the body's Qi becomes
blocked, pain or discomfort can develop, often leading to more serious
conditions. Qi tends to gather at certain points along meridians,
and it is these points that are accessed during an acupuncture treatment
to create movement or free blockages. Acupuncture is therefore a
therapy that enpowers the patient by encouraging his/her body's
own healing system. Because the acupuncturist bases his/her diagnosis
on the flow of Qi in the body, conditions that may develop into
something more substantial can often be treated before they reach
The needles in an acupuncture treatment are sterile,
disposable, flexible, and approximately the width of a hair. If
pain on needle insertion is experienced at all, it is fleeting.
Treatments are usually experienced as relaxing for most clients.
The World Health Organization and the National
Institue of Health recognize the ability of Oriental Medicine to
treat numerous conditions, including the following: Gastrointestional;
genitourinary; gynecology; respiratory; neuromusculoskeletal; emotional/psychological;
addictions; and general medicine.
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