Acupuncture is one branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into certain points (acupoints) which along the course of the meridians.
The Meridians: several thousand years ago, meridians was found and generally charted by ancient Chinese physicians. This invisible network transporting Chi and blood to the every part of body, include inner organs and outer five sense organs (ears, eyes, mouth, nose, tongue), bones, muscles, and skin. Along outer meridians there are hundreds acupoints which were unique paths to inner organs.
The acupoints: there are at least 361 acupoints listed on meridians. Those acupoints located on the skin but it is real key point to connect our inner system. By stimulate the acupoints, it wake up the meridians, flow Chi and blood to the unbalanced meridians or organs, and to restore the normal function.
The Chi and blood: Chinese Medicine believes that any diseases caused by sustained blockage of Chi and blood in our meridians and organs. The reason to block Chi blood flowing includes injuries, stress, junk food, deficiency sleep, deficiency movement/exercise, and some bad Chi from outside like bacteria, viruses, etc.
So, gather all above information here, acupuncture is the treatment by inserting needles to the acupoints, that make Chi and blood flow and remove the blockage, to balance and improve the function of our meridians and organs. That is the way how acupuncture help people heal from diseases.
For the first time visit patient, we need a consultation to find out the diagnoses in Chinses medicine sysytem. According this diagnoses we can chose the right acupoints for that patient. Then acupuncture treatment will be provided. We use fine then disposable steriled needles. The acupuncturist have a good technich to intert the needles. Most patient don't feel much from needles. In order to get mximum benefit we need to keep deedles in the point for 20-30 minets.
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Chinese Medicine is complex healing system. it has almost 5000 years history. It is not possible to explain the whole theory in such short webpages. Melinda Tingan Li, she have been learned and studied Chinese Medicine for 8 years (1977-1982, 1985-1988) in China. She was physician there and specialty in Acupuncture. if you are seeking acupuncture for health need, give us a call and set up a consultation with Melinda Tingan Li, L.Ac.
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