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Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that dates back as far as 4,000 years. It has become one of the most popular and accepted unconventional therapies in the United States. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) addresses the human body as a whole, encompassing Mind, Body, and Spirit. It is based on the theory that Qi (pronounced chee) is a life energy or life force that flows through invisible channels called meridians. When these meridians become blocked and are out of balance pain and illness can result. Many factors can cause the body to be out of balance. For example, stress, diet, and overworking. An integral component of TCM involves the insertion of thin, hair like needles into specific acupoints to achieve therapeutic effects. This encourages the body to promote natural healing and to improve function. When harmony is achieved within the internal organs of the body, the individual will be in good health and enjoy a higher quality of life. It is better to prevent a problem before it occurs than to solve the problem after it has manifested. Acupuncture can boost the immune system, rejuvenate the body’s energy, maintain inner balance, and calm the mind for clearer thinking. Acupuncture is relatively painless and has no adverse side effects when administered from well trained professionals.
Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in the
treatment of a variety of physical conditions:
Headaches • Arthritis • Flu
Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Addictions • Bells palsy
Sciatica • Arthritis • Menstrual problems
Infertility • Menopausal symptoms
Back, Neck, Shoulder and Knee Pain
Autoimmune Disorders • Sinusitis
Asthma • Chronic Pain • Fibromyalgia • Colds
First Treatment $89.00 includes history and exam
Follow up Treatments $49.00
5 Follow up treatments $225.00 (save $20)
What is Acupuncture?
Though acupuncture is said to be originated from China and is a branch of Chinese medicine, there are accounts of this type of treatment being used for hundreds of years in Europe. During the latter half of the twentieth century, the practice of acupuncture started to spread widely across the US, Western Europe, and Canada.
The process of acupuncture involves very thin needles which are inserted at various points on a person’s body. The depths at which these needles are pricked can vary according to the requirement. There is no confirmation on the effectiveness of acupuncture medically, but many believe that it works for various reasons, especially for the treatment of conditions caused by stress or pressure.
However, it has been confirmed that acupuncture does have therapeutic benefits and assists in relieving symptoms caused by chemotherapy, such as pain and nausea.
The topic of acupuncture is quite debatable, especially among doctors and scientists as it is believed that the theory which the treatment is based on does not exist as there is no signs or proof of them.
The theory behind acupuncture involves the energy “Qi”; and the meridians which are pathways of energy that flows through a person’s body. They are considered to be the forces of life which ensure that the body is perfectly balanced at all times, which is the explanation presented by traditional Chinese medicine.
The energy or life force that runs through our body is said to be “Qi”. There are about 2000 various acupuncture points on our body that determine the flow of this energy and any illness that a person may undergo because the energy flow is interpreted by a disruption in these points. The purpose of the needles is to ensure the energy flow resumes back to normal, hence regaining the proper life balance. This is the main theory used by Daily Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri as well.
Many people have tried to branch and explain acupuncture as a part of neuroscience. These practitioners believe that when we stimulate the affected muscles, tissues, or nerves, the body begins to perform better. It is found that acupuncture helps increase the blood flow, which enhances one’s overall health.