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About Us : About Acupuncture

About Acupuncture – What’s the Point?

"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy."
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine

Lately, there has been an explosion of interest in acupuncture, making it one of the most popular natural medicine modalities used today. Have you ever wondered about acupuncture? I mean, what’s the point?! Let me help you to understand what it is and how it might help you or someone you love.

First of all, acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free, and effective. It is the perfect way to get well and stay healthy.

Acupuncture has been used for over 5,000 years to help billions of people! It relieves the bothersome symptoms of many health concerns.

In a nutshell, acupuncture heals dis-ease, or the absence of harmony within your body, your mind, your spirit and your life. It’s all about helping you to get your health and your life back into balance in order to live free of dis-harmony now and long into the future.

Acupuncture works by treating the body as a whole and addressing the root cause of your condition, instead of simply offering a universal drug to numb you and mask symptoms or surgery to cut out whatever is ailing you. While modern allopathic medicine can sometimes fix you, it usually fails at healing you. Acupuncture also takes into consideration the emotional component of disease, which Western medicine does not. The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the stress we are under, emotional hardships we experience, trauma we suffer, and a variety of environmental factors determine the quality of our health. In fact, our physical health conditions are often a result of emotions that have been buried, unacknowledged or unexpressed for years. Acupuncture care will take a holistic view of your health condition, taking into consideration your uniqueness as an individual. After all, it is your body that is doing the healing.

Our Natural Life Force

The practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine focuses on the fact that good health requires a balanced flow of Qi or Chi (pronounced "chee"), which is considered to be the vital “life-giving energy” or “life force” existing in all living things, from the tallest tree to the tiniest cell. The primary concept that lies at the foundation of acupuncture is that this life-giving Chi is responsible for the healthy and normal functioning of all our bodies systems. If our Chi is not flowing properly, we develop an imbalance in energy, which can lead to dis-ease, dis-harmony or dysfunction.

If our energy is thrown out of balance by stress, injury, poor diet, or other factors, we feel this as pain, illness, depression, sleeplessness or a host of other symptoms that tell us that not all is well within us.

To restore balance and treat our particular health condition, acupuncturists stimulate specific acupuncture points to restore a harmonious flow of Chi. This process removes energy blockages and restores balance, health and well-being.

The technique used to stimulate the acupuncture points can vary. Usually, extremely fine acupuncture needles are gently inserted into the points in order to stimulate and balance energy.

Do the needles hurt?

No, no and NO!! They are as thin as a cat’s whisker, and most patients don’t even feel them. When you do feel the needle, what you are feeling is the energy that is moving after being stuck for a long time.
Because acupuncture focuses on restoring a proper balance of energy within the body, it is helpful for almost any health condition, whether physical, mental or emotional. Some of the most common conditions for which acupuncture is known to help are pain, headaches, nausea, asthma, PMS, menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms, fertility, depression, Fibromyalgia, digestive complaints, and other chronic illnesses and immune system deficiencies.

Gina’s conversation with a child receiving one of her acupuncture treatments:

“Do you feel anything?”
“Uh-huh”
“What does it feel like?”
“Magic.”
~ Maxim, 3 years old

YouTube Message from Gina

Needles, Needles, Needles