How Does Acupuncture Work?

in Acupuncture, FAQ's

Oriental medicine is traditionally based on an energetic model. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi flows along specific pathways called “meridians.” Each meridian is also associated with an organ system. There are hundreds of acupuncture points along the meridians, each having a specific therapeutic function. Disease arises due to an imbalance of Qi in the meridians and in their associated organ systems. This impedance, or blockage in the harmonious flow of Qi is the root of all disease.

Modern science has shown that acupuncture works by regulating the functions of the circulatory, hormonal, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. More specifically, modern medicine is just coming back on track with discoveries made in the 1940s in the realm of quantum physics—namely, the entire universe is made of energy, which is readily interchangeable with matter, and that thought somehow influences outcomes in the physical universe.

Knowing that we are energy, then treating, changing, or harmonizing our vibration or vibratory frequency isn’t a far stretch. It is here wherein the genius of acupuncture must be thoroughly explored.

Traditional Oriental Medicine uses an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, palpation of points and meridians, medical history and other signs and symptoms to create a detailed Chinese medical diagnosis. A treatment plan then guides the body to a balanced state of health. Dramatic symptom relief is often reported after the initial visit.

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