Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat and specific acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary and lifestyle therapy, and Tai Qi / Qigong. How does Acupuncture work? Eastern Explanation: Life energy flowing through the body which is termed Qi can be influenced and balanced by stimulating specific points on the body.
Western Explanation: Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system to promote healing. What does Acupuncture treat? Arthritis, Tendonitis, & Joint pain Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation Asthma & Allergies Insomnia Autoimmune Disease Menopause Symptoms Bladder and Kidney Infections Musculoskeletal pain Cancer Support Nausea Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pediatric Illness (Croup, Cough) Common Cold & Influenza Pain –Headache, Backache, Fibromyalgia Anxiety, Depression PMS, Menstrual Irregularity, Infertility Facial Rejuvenation Sports injuries Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Tension, Stress Syndromes
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