What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an important part of a Traditional Chinese Medicine system with a history of over 2500 years. Already used widely throughout Asia and Europe, Acupuncture is considered one of the newest primary health care modalities in the US. So far over 12 million Americans have turned to Acupuncture for help, and many western physicians as well as medical researchers have experienced its powerful healing effects.
The concept behind it
The main concept behind Acupuncture is an energy force called "Qi" (pronounced Chee) which circulates throughout the human body using specialized pathways called Meridians or channels with "Acupuncture points" where the energy is most concentrated. It is believed that free flowing of the Qi keeps a person healthy. If the flow of the Qi is blocked for any reason, illness results. Acupuncture restores the proper balance and flow of the Qi, returning health to the patient.
Healing effects of Acupuncture
One of the most common uses of Acupuncture is pain relief. This includes migraine, backache, menstrual pain, arthritic and rheumatic pain, post-operative pain, and post-injury pain. Acupuncture treatments can be given at the same time as other techniques, such as conventional Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments.
Other conditions treated include headaches, menopausal and pregnancy related conditions, stress, depression, anxiety, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, sports injuries, and drug withdrawal, smoking and weight loss. We also offer the popular "Lunch-Time Face Lift" to help reduce the appearance facial wrinkles.
Response to Acupuncture
After a person receives Acupuncture, he or she will experience a sense of general well-being and relaxation. It is reported that an individual feels an improvement in sleep, digestion, and overall energy levels. Since Acupuncture heals the body through natural techniques, side effects are very rare. Mild exacerbation may be felt after first treatment, but subsides with additional treatment. Acupuncture is safe for person of all ages including children and the elderly, although treatment for the elderly is usually done to reduce discomfort and management of the condition.
In short, Acupuncture can strengthen the physical body, prevent disease, control pain, enhance health, assist in sports performance, addiction withdrawal, and achieve longevity. We hope that you will take full advantage of this affordable new service that Ability for Health and Wellness now offers! Call today for your FREE consultation with Dr. Gore!