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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.

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