Acupuncture: A Natural Way of Healing
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine with origins that can be traced back thousands of years to ancient China. The Chinese believed that the body’s energy flow or Qi was responsible for keeping the body’s basic functions in proper working order and that disruptions or imbalances in the body’s natural Qi flow could lead to pain or illness. Through Acupuncture, they were able to correct imbalances in the patient’s Qi, allowing the body to function optimally.
Acupuncture therapy involves the use of ultra-thin needles. After a patient has been diagnosed and Acupuncture has been deemed appropriate, our licensed Acupuncturist will map out various points on the body which are on energy pathways in the body. These channels are related to the various organs and glands in the body where the therapeutic needles can be used to effectively restore the body’s natural energy flow. Patients generally feel only a brief sensation when the needles are inserted and are often surprised at how painless the treatment is. In fact, many patients find Acupuncture to be soothing and relaxing.
Acupuncture can be one of the most effective methods of alternative medicine for overall health.
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment for pain as well. Acupuncture causes the body to release hormones and chemicals that relax muscles, relieves stress and causes the body to feel lighter and pain free. This alternative medicine is a powerful treatment for any joint pain, back pain, stomach pain, or any tenseness one may feel within the body.
Stress can take a toll on the body. This can throw off one’s personal peace, balance and connection with in themselves. Acupuncture is a natural way to help melt stress away and make that connection between mind, body and spirit again. The session is performed in a calm, relaxing environment that will help put your mind at ease so that the body can naturally release de-stressing chemicals that will put you in your “zen” place.
Acupuncture can also be used for sleep disorders. It has become particularly popular for disorders like insomnia and depression. Acupuncture increases melatonin in the body which aids in falling asleep and staying asleep. Because the session is so calming, it causes your mind to experience ease and puts your body in a calm, relaxed state.
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental disorders worldwide. Because Acupuncture releases healing hormones in the body, it can cause the body to be more connected to the mind and cause the person to be more relaxed. Becoming more relaxed means the body will have less stress; therefore, sad thoughts and anxiety will be eased. There are other holistic ways to help depression and when combined with Acupuncture, can help someone who is suffering tremendously.
The Center for Integrative & Traditional Medicine provides Acupuncture therapy to help patients with a variety of disorders including but not limited to are pain in back, neck, shoulders, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, headaches, digestive disorders and Carpal tunnel syndrome to mention a few.
At the Center for Integrative & Traditional Medicine, we specialize in traditional and alternative medicine and preventive ways to maintain good health and wellbeing. You can rely on our highly trained, experienced practitioners for your diagnosis and treatment. Give us a call today!