Acupuncture

If you have an unresolved health problem, consider Acupuncture. Through thousand of years, acupuncturists have successfully treated billions--literally billions--of Chinese people, including mighty emperors, for a wide variety of symptoms, conditions, injuries, and diseases.

 

Question: What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese Medicine, but its practical principles and methods are easily understood:

#1--Fourteen major energy channels called meridians course through the human body including the head,, arms, hands, legs, torso, and internal organs. 

#2--A subtle energy called Chi (pronounced chee) circulates via the meridians to all parts of the body, even the remote cells.

#3--Chi is the vital force, the presence of which separates the living from the dead. Its balanced unimpeded flow is critical to sound health.

#4--Any misdirection, blockage, or alance of Chi may result in pain, dysfunction, and ill health.

#5--With acupuncture needles, or other means, the acupuncturist stimulates certain points (acupoints) along the course of the meridians. Such stimulation helps restore the normal balance and flow of Chi so organs and bodily systems can work together in harmony as intended.. This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.

 

Question: what are needle treatments like? Are they painful?

Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections from a hyo-dermic needle are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be painful. But such is not the case. Medical hypo-dermic needles are stiff, hollow, and thick for forcing liquid into a patient's flesh, usually uncomfortable, if not painful, procedure.

Typically, acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no bigger around than a human hair or piece of thread. Deftly inserted into an acupoint by a skilled acupuncturist, the slender needle produces little or no pain at all. When the needle makes contact with Chi, the energy, most patients experience a slight tingling sensation. First time patients are usually amazed at how comfortable they are during treatment.

 

Question: What about Acupuncture for seniors?

More and more seniors depend on acupuncture for much of their health care. Some seek an alternative method for chronic conditions, while others have already "tried everything else" for their problems. Also, some seniors have residual problems from a long forgotten accident or other traumas which stayed more or less quiet for years, only to flare up unexpectedly in the form of pain, soreness, and reduced mobility.When that happens some older persons tend to give up, saying, "I'm getting old and  I'll just have to live with this."  But sometimes it's too early for that response. In many cases, it's not too late for acupuncture to help. Countless older persons have discovered that acupuncture care often helps keep them feeling younger longer and still enjoying life.

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