What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
What is Acupuncture?
Is Acupuncture Safe?
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Is this Process Painful?
What Should You Expect During Your Treatment?
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
What are Herbal Formulas?
What is Qi Gong?
Will Acupuncture Work for You?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the name for an ancient system of health care from China. TCM theorizes that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body which are connected along pathways called meridians.
These meridians conduct vital energy, or qi (pronounced "chee") throughout the body. Qi regulates a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and is influenced by the opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy).
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when yin and yang are balanced, they work together with the natural flow of qi to help the body achieve and maintain health. Disease is a result of the flow of qi being disrupted and yin and yang becoming imbalanced.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles just under the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints). Practitioners can also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or pulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate these points.
By stimulating these points, patients balance their energy, keep the normal flow of energy unblocked, and maintain or restore health to the body and mind.
Acupuncture is a safe medical procedure and is well known for its lack of side effects when administered by a qualified practitioner.
For your protection and in accordance with the law, only sterilized, individually packaged and disposable acupuncture needles are used during procedures.
Acupuncture is used extensively for a variety of medical purposes ranging from the prevention and treatment of disease to the alleviation of chronic pain conditions.
When the needles are inserted, you may experience a sensation of tingling or warmth. This is a desired affect and should not cause alarm.
People are surprised to find that treatments are actually quite relaxing.
Each treatment begins with a diagnosis. By looking at the changes in color and texture of the tongue as well as the pulse in the wrists, we performs a comprehensive diagnosis of your condition.
Next, we apply Acupuncture needles to the appropriate acupoints on the body. After the needles are applied, you are free to relax, sleep, or meditate in the privacy of your individual room for 45 minutes to an hour.
Afterwards, the doctor will remove the needles and perform another diagnosis. Additional techniques of Traditional Chinese medicine may be performed, such as: Qi Gong,Tui Na Massage, and Acupressure. Changes in diet and herbs may be recommended to aid in the healing process in between treatments.
Because each condition is unique to the individual, the treatment times depends on the duration, severity and nature of your condition. You may need only a single acupuncture treatment for an acute condition, while chronic problems may require a series of five to fifteen treatments to resolve. Some degenerative conditions may require many consecutive treatments over time.
A general idea for the length of treatment will be identified after the first visit. The frequency of treatments should decrease as the condition improves.
Herbal formulas are all natural herb combinations that have been used for thousands of years and in China. Most formulas consist of two to eighteen different types of herbs.
Formulas treat a wide array of symptoms while also stimulating the body's natural healing process. Herbs have demonstrated excellent results with patients who have failed to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments.
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese breathing exercise that stimulates and balances the flow of vital life energy along the meridians of the body.
Qi Gong cultivates inner strength, calms the mind and restores the body to its natural state of health. Transmission of Qi can gradually restore the optimum functioning of the body's vital life energy.
Qi Gong is taught to patients in order to help them maintain a more balanced lifestyle and vital energy levels between treatment sessions.
Acupuncture can be quite effective where other medical care has failed. While, each system of medicine has its own areas of excellence, Acupuncture excels in the areas in which conventional medicine usually comes up short, such as with chronic disease, pain control and stress reduction.
At Eastland Acupuncture patients often experience dramatic results after the first treatment.
Call to schedule a complimentary consultation with us to see where Acupuncture can help you.