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  Acupuncture

Acupuncture has over a 5,000 year history as one of the oldest medical diagnosis and treatment disciplines in the world. Along with Chinese Herbal Medicine, it originated and served the Chinese and many Asians from generation to generation.

The advantage of acupuncture therapy is the body heals itself by using its own healing power, without painkillers or other medications. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture diagnosis and treatment is based on the concept of Qi (energy or life force) flowing through the specific pathways (meridians) in the body. Any imbalance or disruption in this flow can result in pain or disorders. Through information intake, pulse and tongue diagnosis, and palpations, the acupuncturist evaluates a patient’s information, determines the nature and location of the disharmony, and develops a treatment plan. Very small disposable sterile needles are then inserted at precise locations to remove blockage. When Qi is balanced and freely flows along the meridians, pains will be properly managed and well-being will be reached.

Modern research explains acupuncture as a way to stimulate the body that may affect the central nervous system. Chemicals are released into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. The body makes many changes, such as increasing hormone and endorphin secretions, promoting blood flow, releasing tight muscles, and recovering the organ and bowel functions. These chemicals either change the experience of pain or influence the body's self-regulating systems. The biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

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