Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. With its origins from China and its later influence throughout other countries in Asia and Europe, many people seek Acupuncturists as their primary form of medical care. In 1997, the National Institute of Health claimed that “there is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine.” Furthermore, the Consensus on Acupuncture reports that “studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can cause multiple biological responses, mediated mainly by sensory neurons, to many structures within the central nervous system. This can lead to activation of pathways, affecting various physiological systems in the brain, as well as in the periphery.”
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe, effective and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems. The classical explanation on how Acupuncture works is based on the principles of “Qi,” (pronounced as “chee”) that circulates throughout our body in pathways called “meridians.” These energy pathways flow through the body, in conjunction with the blood vessels that make up our circulatory system and nourish our tissues, organs, muscles and more. An obstruction in the movement of the energy will cause disease, pain, inflammation, and under nourishment to the rest of the body.
Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist can place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along the meridian pathways. These thin needles are usually close to the diameter of a single strand of hair, and can usually fit into the hole of any syringe, thus, making acupuncture very painless and safe. With the needles inserted into the skin, the once obstructed pathways begin to open and allow the unbalanced Qi to flow freely and circulate through the body again providing proper nourishment. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as allow the body to heal itself ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Health (NIH), Acupuncture has been recognized to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems, including:
- Adverse reactions to radiotherapy or chemotherapy * Abdominal pain * Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever * Bell’s Palsy * Cancer Pain * Chronic Gastritis * Morning Sickness * Diabetes Mellitus, non-insulin dependent * Dysmenorrhea * Earache * Epistaxis * Facial Pain * Facial Spasm * Female Infertility * Fibromyalgia * Headache * Hepatitis B virus carrier status * Herpes Zoster * Hypertension * Induction of Labor * Insomnia * Knee Pain * Leukopenia * Low Back Pain * Male sexual dysfunction * Malposition of fetus * Nausea and Vomiting * Neck Pain * Obesity * Osteoarthritis * Pain in dentistry * Peptic Ulcer * Periarthritis of shoulder * Polycystic Ovary Syndrome * Postoperative Pain* Premenstrual Syndrome * Prostatitis * Raynaud Syndrome * Renal Colic * Retention of urine * Rheumatoid Arthritis * Schizophrenia * Sciatica * Sore throat * Spine pain * Sprain * stiff neck * Stroke * TMJ dysfunction * Tennis Elbow* Ulcerative Colitis * Addictions * Whooping Cough * And more…
Here at Kin Health & Wellness, we are trained at multiple acupuncture techniques to help stimulate your bodies acupuncture meridian/energy system WITHOUT THE USE OF NEEDLES, including: Total Body Modification (TBM), Natural Healing (NH) Systems, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Korean Hand Acupuncture, Cold Laser Therapy, Lifewave Homeopathic patches, Electro therapy Point Stimulation, Cupping, and more.