Acupuncture is one of the methods of Chinese Medicine and is around 6,000 years old. Like in the other branches of this medicine, it's foundation lies on the philosophy of Ying (negative force) and Yang (positive force) and at the heart of this philosophy is the "Qi" (energy). Although Qi is impossible to grasp, measure, quantify, see or isolate, nevertheless, it is that which animates life. Qi is immaterial, yet essential and can only be recognized indirectly by what it fosters, generates and protects. This Qi is represented by a meridian system (channels in the boy) that circulates in side the human body, much like the electro conductivity of the heart or nervous system in that it's there, but you can't see it.
Chinese medicine, also called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic medical system. It takes into account the complete physiological and psychological, general characteristics and symptoms of an individual to discern a "pattern of disharmony" which is then described as an "imbalance" in the Qi of a person's body. Once an imbalance in the body's Qi is identified, a point prescription is followed by applying hair-thin needles on specific points of the body to stimulate organic healing as well as to enhance physical and emotional well being.
With the imbalance identified, a doctor of oriental medicine can then prescribe the appropriate acupuncture and/or herbal prescription, diet recommendations and life style changes to ignite your body's own healing process to bring your body's Qi back in balance for optimum health.
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The body's meridian (channel) system are pathways in the body which the energy of life called Qi ("chi") flows through. It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ. When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body easily and freely. Cupping therapy is as old as acupuncture and mainly performed on one's back. Glass or plastic cups are placed on the back to create a vacuum that penetrates deep into the tissues to release cramped muscles and relieve stress. Cupping therapy also triggers the lymphatic system and releases toxins out of the body. The cups are left to remain still on specific points of the back or are moved up and down and around all of the back to relieve tension. This treatment is about 20 to 30 minutes long and can be a stand alone treatment or done in combination with an acupuncture treatment.
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