Acupuncture is one of the many ancient techniques that Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes to restore the body’s natural state of balance. The body naturally aims to maintain a constant state of homeostasis. Acupuncture assists the body to achieve this optimum state.
Always ensure that your practitioner is a registered one. Sterilized, disposable, fine needles are used to stimulate acupuncture points. Acuoints can be explained as superficial, concentrated energetic manifistaions, and as an extension of the intricate web of maridians and vessels, upon which they lie. A system that ultimately stimulate organ inter-relationships deep within the body. Acupuncture enhances the body’s production of Energy, Blood, Fluids and Essence, and also helps coordinate their transformation and harmonious movement.
A Little About Acupoints.
Acupuncture points have a significantly reduced electromagnetic charge, of about 50,000ohms. Surrounding skin omits 200,000+ ohms. Infrared imaging scans differentiate meridian pathways clearly from surrounding skin. Some acupoints have been shown to increased white blood cell production, or influence endorphin levels in the blood. Western science in its current form, cannot fully quantify the complete range of the physiological effects that take place during acupuncture treatment, though, it undeniably demonstrated powerful health benefits that cannot be ignored.
The World Health Organization strongly supports acupuncture efficacy. Science is sure to continue its investigations to further understand this ancient medicinal art.
Behind The Veil.
According to Chinese Medicine, each acupuncture point has its own character. This is determined by its relationship to the meridian that it is on, its location along that meridian, and the point’s inner connections.
In its earlier days, Chinese Medicine en- likened the meridian pathways and acupoints to ‘wells’, ‘springs’, ‘streams’, ‘rivers’ and ‘seas’. Along meridian pathway these expressions are seen. The ‘Well’ bursts out at the extremities, it brings pure energy from the body’s depth, to its surface. ‘Springs’ gush quickly and actively, they encourage movement & change. ‘Stream points’ around the ankles and wrists converge to form ‘Rivers’. These irrigate sinews and joints. ‘River points’ influence the forearms and lower leg, they flow to the ‘Sea’, at the elbow and the knees. Sea points sink deeply into the core of the body, influencing the organs, blood and emotion.
There are twelve meridians on the right side of the body that are mirrored on the left. They transverse the limbs, the body & head. A major ‘yin’ vessel passes at the centre midline, while the major ‘Yang’ pathway runs along the spine. These twelve meridians lead to eight deeper pathways that form the ‘deepest oceans’. The energy reserves of the body, consciousness and emotions. These eight vessels are at the essence of life, an axis that support the physical and emotional core.
In Chinese Medicine, the phenomena of the conscious, unconscious, emotional or physical, were never segregated. The individual is treated as an integrated whole, holistically.
Bringing It All together.
A Chinese Medicine practitioner has a deep understanding of inner relationships that naturally maintain a state of homeostasis in the body. A thorough investigation of the presenting signs, and symptoms, examination of the pulse, and the tongue enable the practitioner to identify the patterns that ultimately, leads to a diagnosis that explain the presenting complaint. Once this Chinese Medical Diagnosis is achieved, a treatment can be devised based on its own paradigm.
Acupuncture points are selected as carefully as a herbal decoction is constructed. The acupuncture points open blockages and allow for the free flow of Qi and Blood. They re- establish functional organic relationships, that enable Qi and Blood production, and preserve life essence. Ultimately, acupuncture aims to bring the body to a state where self repair is reinforced, and longevity is promoted.
Acupuncture focus on repairing the organic whole, and does not soley focus on symptoms and disease. Acupuncture assists in the treatment of a wide variety of complaints and some complex medical conditions.
These include: Menstrual Disorders, PMS, Infertility, Obstetric Support, Chronic Pain, Colds & Flus, Sinusitis, IBS, Reflux, Anxiety, Depression, Musculoskeletal Complaints, Sports Injuries, Head Aches & Migraines, Children’s Developmental Issues, Skin Condition, Diarrhoea, Dizziness & Vertigo, Back Pain, Sciatica, Wry Neck, Bells Palsy, Tinnitus, Allergies, Asthma, Sexual Dysfunction, infertility, and very much more.