Acupuncture is the treatment of disorder through the use of Qi, or life force. Qi has meridians or channels in the body that are distinct and complex which control the various organs and their function. By gentle insertion of a sterile needle at a precise location, we stimulate the release of chemicals or hormones, changing the various symptoms such as pain, or influencing the body’s regulatory system and emotional well being.
When Qi meridians are blocked, the energy flow to a specific area are hindered, thereby compromising the function of the affected organ or system. Acupuncture releases the blocked channels and promotes the body’s own natural function and its healing abilities.
Acupuncture treats the body as a whole. Therefore, it is not unusual to heal or treat other areas as you are being treated for a non-related (in Western medicine) symptom.
What is Moxa?
Moxa may be used in conjunction with acupuncture to treat a disorder. Moxa is an herbal treatment that is initiated by heat. This treatment is very commonly used in Oriental medicine, often with acupuncture.
Even a healthy person will benefit from an acupuncture treatment four to five times each year.