Our acupuncturists combine the wisdom of ancient Chinese medical theory with modern approaches and techniques to help alleviate pain, address nervous and endocrine system imbalances, such as low energy, insomnia, and thyroid disorders, and provide a relaxing and pain-free experience. The extensive channel system noted on an acupuncture chart was anticipated and plotted approximately 2,500 years ago. The tingling felt in the body precisely follows these clearly-predicted paths rather than being a random response. This has been developed and refined over the course of centuries, allowing access to every part of the body, both internal and external. By stimulating and manipulating the subtle energy, known as ‘qi’, running through these channels we can work toward more a more balanced state resulting in pain relief, mental clarity, and better overall well-being.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of what the ancient Chinese called ‘qi’, but we can look at this from a more modern, scientific viewpoint as voltage or an electric charge. Our bodies, like the earth itself, hold a negative charge. Electrons are needed for normal cellular function, but they are especially important for cellular repair and regeneration. Every organ and major tissue in the body must constantly regenerate itself. We make a new stomach lining every 2-9 days, the trachea replaces its cells every 1-2 months, and new red blood cells every 4 months. The Chinese system of points and channels runs up and down the body, and it has been measurably proven that the locations of these points are less resistant to electrical conductivity than other areas of the body. When a patient presents with pain, or an internal health condition, there are various diagnostic methods to determine which channel or channels are out of balance. By inserting a thin stainless steel needle, which is highly conductive, into acupuncture points, we are stimulating electrical movement through that specific channel. This is how neck pain may be treated by targeting points in the ankle, for instance. Acupuncture not only balances the electricity of the muscles but also affects the pH level, regulates the flow of lymphatic fluids, and helps tense muscles to relax and weak muscles to "turn on", thereby helping to reduce pain and increase healthy cellular function.