Acupuncture, a healing art for human beings, originated in China more than five
thousand years ago. It applies Chinese philosophy and traditional Chinese
medicine theory to diagnose, treat illness, prevent disease and improve wellness
by inserting needles at acupuncture points throughout the body. Acupuncture has
been popular and broadly used worldwide because of its proven effectiveness.
The general theory is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy
flow called Qi (vital energy) throughout the body when are related to the organs
and tendon-muscular-skeleton system. According to Chinese medicine, there are 12
meridians (a.k.a. channels) plus two extra meridians and 365 acupuncture points
in the human body. When the Qi (energy flow) is disrupted due to drug,
medications, poor diet, stress, trauma, or other causes, illness or pain will
result. Acupuncture can correct this obstruction of of Qi flow. By inserting
hair-thin disposable needles into the acupuncture points, it stimulates to
unblock the meridians, to improve energy flow and enhance the self-healing
ability in relieving pain, treating illness and healing other symptoms.
Acupuncture is a comprehensive system or preventive health care. It has been
applied to help athletes, dancers, arts performers and many other professionals
to reach optimum performance levels. Furthermore, acupuncture detoxification
treatments are widely used as a proven and successful therapy for chemical
dependency problems such as drinking drugs and smoking. Our clinic has an
excellent acupuncture detoxification program available to our patients.
Acupuncture can be perceived through western medicine as stimulating the blood
circulation, endorphins and cortisone. This means acupuncture stimulates people
to heal by releasing natural pain killers and hormones.
Auricular Acupuncture (ear acupuncture) has been popular worldwide since the
20th century. Ear acupuncture treats and prevents diseases by inserting tiny
needles into the auricular points on the auricle. If disorders occur in the
internal organs or other parts of the body, various reactions may appear at the
corresponding areas of the auricle, such as tenderness, decreased cutaneous
electric resistance, morphological changes and discoloration. The sites are also
called tender spots. By observing these phenomena we can make an accurate
diagnosis. Auricular acupuncture is used for weight management, insomnia,
stress, emotional disorders, pain relief and drug addiction.