What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the strategic placement of ultra-thin needles into acupoints on the body that correspond to the patient's condition. The goal is to renew the healthy flow of qi and restore the body to balance. You might be asking "what is qi" (pronouced 'chee')? Qi or life energy is one of the foundations of Oriental medicine and is found in all living things. Qi flows through the body in meridians which are related to hundreds of points on the skin. Pain or illness results when there is a blockage in the meridian and the flow of qi is disrupted. Once placed at particular acupoints, the job of the needles is to release that blockage.

 

What can be treated?

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), almost 40% of American adults use alternative forms of medicine. 

 

With acupuncture and herbal medicine becoming more mainstream, below is a list compiled by the World Health Organization of SOME conditions that can be treated with acupuncture. 

 

  • Headache and Migraine 
  • Muscle pain, swelling, localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains,  

           tendonitis

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia    
  • Various Forms of Paralysis (such as paresis following stroke, or                             Bell's Palsy)
  • Disc Problems (such as sciatica) 
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Colitis
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Menopause Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Common Cold
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Essential Hypertension

 

*If you do not see a particular condition on this list and would like to know if acupuncture can help you, please contact me. Call or Text (805) 910-8144 or email acukmwalker@gmail.com

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