Acupuncture is based on the premise that QI  or Life Energy, courses through channels in the body just as streams and rivers ebb and flow across the surface of the earth. Every Organ Network has a corresponding set of channels.

The acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the sites called “gates” where the channels come closest to the surface. With acupuncture, the gates of the body are opened and closed to adjust circulation in the channels and expel noxious influences from them.

Very thin, solid, sterile, stainless steel acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points to communicate from the outside to the inside. Acupuncture mobilizes QI, Moisture and Blood, invigorating proper function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands, fluids and organs.

Acupuncture  HOW IT FEELS:

Insertion of the slender needles goes unnoticed by some, and to others may feel like a small pinch followed by a sensation of tingling, numbness, ache, traveling warmth, or heaviness. Sometimes people feel QI  moving at a distance from the point of insertion. Needles remain in  place for twenty to forty minutes.

Usually, relaxation and an elevation of spirit accompanies treatment. It is as normal to want to continue resting as it is to be immediately energized. Some notice a relief of symptoms and feel more energetic in the days that follow treatment. Also, the effect is accumulative.

Most people are pleased to find that treatments are not uncomfortable and even look forward to the sessions.

Because Chinese medicine reverberates in the Body and Spirit, it can be a catalyst for subtle yet far-reaching change.


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