Acupuncture has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to prevent, treat and heal many ailments for the human body, mind, and spirit.
Today, we use this Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) not only as a PREVENTATIVE treatment but broaden the scope of treating the entire problem: root, manifestations and symptoms.
Based on holistic philosophy, one ailment may affect other parts of the body that the patient may not even realize. In TCM, we address the entire body, not just the isolated problem.
Acupuncture works through working the body's Qi.
Qi is the life force or "energy" that runs in every living thing. Whenever there is an ailment ( or an imbalance), it is because the Qi has been "blocked." In order for the human body to function properly, we need Qi to run smoothly therefore balancing the body aka homeostasis.
Using techniques such as Acupuncture, we manipulate the Qi to address the issues of ailment. We use needles that are stainless steel, sterilized, one-time use, disposable needles. They range in different gauges but most used in modern day practices aren't thicker than a human hair. We insert these needles are certain acupuncture points (founds through anatomical landmarks throughout the body), which correspond to different meridians in the body. These meridians are in charge of running the Qi smoothly from organ-to-organ, system- to-system. Any blockage of the Qi found in these meridians will loosen and ensure smooth Qi flow once again.
Acupuncture is safe for people over the age of 2 years old. Techniques are adjusted according to weight, current health status and other health factors.
The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) has cited Acupuncture as suitable treatment for:
+ Ear, nose & throat disorders (allergies, sinus and congestion, earaches, toothaches)
+ Respiratory Disorders (colds, allergies and bronchial asthma especially in children)
+ Gastrointestinal Disorders (digestive tract issues, hiccups, chronic duodenal ulcers, colon inflammation, diarrhea & dysentary)
+ Eye Disorders (lazy eye, conjunctive/retina inflammation, nearsightedness in children, and uncomplicated cataracts)
+ Nervous System and Muscular Disorders (headaches, migraines, facial paralysis, strained muscles, sports injury) pain & inflammation, post-stroke weakness, bed wetting, frozen shoulder )
+ OB/GYN & Fertility Issues ( female/ male fertility, irregular menses, PMS)