Acupuncture For Your Health
There is a long history and deep tradition to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and this resiliency through the ages is due to the effectiveness of the practice. The medicine takes an holistic approach by working with the body’s functional energy, or Qi (pronounced /chee/; also spelled as Chi or Ki) and ensuring it’s smooth flow through the body. Normally, when Qi is working at peak performance, it regulates the body so that everything operates properly and corrects conditions of dis-ease.
Due to stresses on the body, such as poor diet, work stress, too much or not enough exercise, injury, and illness, the body's Qi can become depleted or lose it's free flow. As the stresses continue, the depletion and obstruction of Qi also continues, making it ever more difficult to correct on it's own. When Qi isn’t flowing properly, pain ensues; this can present as bloating and distention to more severe migraines or stronger abdominal cramping. When Qi isn’t full, it causes lethargy, easy catching of colds, loss of appetite, and slow digestion, among other discomforts throughout the body.
Acupuncture helps get the bodies Qi back to proper function, working towards fortifying the Qi and harmonizing it's flow. The cumulative effects of treatments will lead to reduced stress, relief from aches and pains, and improved energy, sleep, digestion and recovery from illnesses and injuries. Restoring and maintaining harmony within can also be beneficial during weight loss and when trying to quit smoking. Acupuncture not only helps in the recovery of illnesses but also helps to keep you well through the seasons.
Acupuncture has been proven effective in the treatment of headaches, hypertension, allergic rhinitis, depression, and nausea as well as body pains ranging from neck pain, tennis elbow, abdominal pain, sciatica, and knee pain. It has also been found effective in treating neuralgias, sleep issues, and infertility.
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