Traditional Acupuncture FAQs
Traditional acupuncture has been practiced in the East for over 5000 years. It restores and maintains health by the treatment of acupuncture points with fine needles.|
These points are in very specific locations and lie on electrical/energy pathways on the surface of the body.
To explain the theory in a western scientific way:- The metal of the needle effects the electrical field over the soft tissue to effect blood flow. Each electrical/energy pathway relates to the soft tissue underneath it, and a specific body organ. A symptom can arise along one of the pathways due to a soft tissue problem, or an organ problem.
Here in the West, we are familiar with our famous scientist, Albert Einstein, who discovered that all things contain energy. We are also familiar with electrical activity in the heart and brain being measured by machines in hospitals. Electrical activity is measurable by machine at acupuncture points.
With years of training and experience the Traditional Acupuncturist learns to detect the exact location of the point by touch, to within a hair's breadth of accuracy, and more exactly than by machine. This gives us pause to bring Eastern and Western thinking together.
Acupuncture is a system of medicine that is holistic. This means that the whole person is assessed. The physical and psychological link is implicit. We are all familiar with the affects of emotional stress on our physical health, from lowered immunity to high blood pressure.
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