If you’re looking for a modern acupuncture provider with expertise in pain relief and improved performance, we want to help you.
We are passionate about helping people like you feel great while doing the things they love. We serve people like you who want to feel, function and look better using safe, natural approaches. If you’re struggling with an injury, pain, or chronic health challenge and want to maximize healing while minimizing the need for medications, you need to consider acupuncture as a solution.
But what if you’re not totally comfortable with acupuncture as a tool to great health? This short article will help you understand the history and science of this service that is helping millions of people today and for thousands of years.
Let’s look at the art and science of acupuncture.
1. Acupuncture Is An Ancient Art
Acupuncture has been employed as a health care approach for over 3,000 years as part of Chinese Medicine.
It's one of the oldest systems of medicine in continuous use. It evolved independently of what we in the West refer to as conventional medicine and is founded on the idea that Qi (“chee”), roughly translated as energy, is the basis of all things.
Theories about how Qi is transformed developed from careful observation of the natural world.
In the body, it was found that Qi moves along pathways connecting the muscles, organs, and the nervous system. Its smooth flow supports the function of our entire being and when this movement is disrupted by trauma, repetitive strain, stress, and the like, symptoms of dysfunction begin to appear.
Through the stimulation of specific points on the body, acupuncture restores the proper flow and activates the body’s natural healing abilities.
2. Acupuncture Is Backed By Modern Science
Acupuncture has been used for centuries in many other countries around the world.It has gained support in the United States more recently due to the increasing amount of published evidence supporting its use.
Acupuncture treatment is tailored to the individual and involves the insertion of thin filiform needles at specific anatomical locations with an intention to restore dynamic regulation and stimulate healing.
It has been shown to regulate the functioning of the body and increase resistance to disease by enhancing the immune system and stimulating numerous other body functions.
Clinical research shows that acupuncture can treat many conditions, but much remains to be understood about how it works. Of course, the same is also true of many medical treatments. In fact, scientists have only recently figured out how aspirin might work.
Given that ineffective therapies fall out of use, the continuous practice of acupuncture over thousands of years is a resounding testament to its value.
3. Not All Acupuncture Is The Same
While we’ve given an overview of acupuncture, we know that not all acupuncture is not the same. If you’re looking for a provider with expertise in pain relief and improved performance, you’re in good hands.
We are passionate about getting you back to living and loving your life.