First off, traditional Chinese medicine includes four distinct methods of treatment:
The ancient Chinese, like all of us, struggled against diseases to stay in good health. In the process, they came to see the benefits of consuming herbs, inserting needles in the body, eating the right foods, manipulating the body, and exercising the body.
Why Choose Acupuncture?
You may ask why we need traditional Chinese medicine when modern scientific medicine is available to all of us. The reason is that many diseases and ailments that cannot be cured by Western medicine can be treated by traditional Chinese medicine successfully. It is a fact that many patients experience instant relief of pain when treated by traditional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Developed centuries ago by Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a safe, proven therapy to identify and open blocked channels of energy that run close to the skin’s surface throughout the body. The human body’s energy system is vast. It is also governed by ‘meridians’ which are the flow of energy associated with specific organs. Needles or other therapies applied to these acupuncture points can unblock energy meridians to correct imbalances in digestion, absorption, circulation or energy production activities.
Acupuncture has been used in the treatment of chronic and acute pain, neurological disorders such as post-stroke recovery, upper eye and ear disorders, addictions, depression, respiratory disorders, digestive disorders and urinary and reproductive disorders. An improved energy and biochemical balance can result with the use of acupuncture therapy, stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities. Acupuncture does the following:
Targets specific organs
Enhances blood circulation
Reduces chronic and acute pain
Treats addiction, depression and respiratory disorders
Improves digestion, urinary, and reproductive disorders
Proven superior in treatment of skin, liver and kidney disorders