Traditional Chinese Medicine Practices: Acupuncture
The practice of acupuncture involves placing needles into specific points on the body in order to insure the healthy flow of energy (Qi). It is an ancient practice (more than 5,000 years) recommended to treat disease, relieve pain and maintain overall health and wellness.
As stated in my last article about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi is the vital energy in all living things, from the tallest tree to the smallest cell and our health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of our Qi. It is the energy of our lives, what motivates us, our life essence and affects our entire being.
Balanced Qi = True Health
Qi provides the power to accomplish everyday activities and is necessary for growth, movement, body temperature, protection against illness and overall regulation of our body.
When Qi is balanced and freely flowing, the body is naturally able to heal and maintain internal stability and harmony. The body is able to flourish and true health and well being is achieved.
Acupuncture is based on the belief that our body, mind, and spirit are fully integrated aspects of our being. Body, mind and spirit must be balanced in order for us to be healthy. When the Qi flows freely we feel well, balanced and whole. When the Qi is not flowing freely we feel out of balance and start feeling symptoms of illness or disease.
World Health Organization Approved
The World Health Organization accepts acupuncture as a treatment for more than 100 health problems including migraines, back pain, PMS, hay fever, arthritis, high blood pressure and even the common cold. Studies have also shown that acupuncture is helpful in treating drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, stress and sleep issues.
- Acupuncture is safe and effective
- Acupuncture is natural and drug-free
- Acupuncture helps to relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems.
- The goal of Acupuncture is to activate the self-healing abilities of the body
I’ve received acupuncture for a variety of issues over the years and continue to see an acupuncturist on a regular basis to make sure my Qi is flowing freely. I'd love to hear from you about how you have benefited from Acupuncture. For more information, visit the links below.