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Meredith Bigley Acupuncture
The body's energy, it's Qi, flows through channels in the body, connecting organs, glands, vessels, muscles and nerves with energy points on the surface of the body that can be accessed by acupuncture needles. These are very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles: so thin, we might better call them filaments. The needles serve to regulate the flow of Qi through these channels, thereby promoting an optimum and balanced circulation of energy.
In the language of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture treats disorders of Qi, Blood, and Moisture (too much/too little/stagnant, etc.) and disturbances in the circulation throughout the Organ networks. By understanding that pain and disease are caused by either an imbalance or a blockage of the energy circulating in the body, acupuncture can restore the proper flow of energy, thereby returning the body to balance. Depending upon the goal of treatment, that balance translates into a relief of pain and/or an improvement in function.
Acupuncture not only treats disease, it also enhances overall health and vitality. Acupuncture is complementary to and can be used in conjunction with Western medicine.
Acupuncture serves to promote vitality, sustain health, boost the immune system and maintain optimal physical balance. Acupuncture can improve circulation, reduce swelling and stimulate release of endorphins to help you feel better while the underlying condition is improving. Good health, beyond the absence of pain or disharmony, can be described as the uninhibited flow of Qi in the body.
In addition to Acupuncture, other treatment techniques that serve to regulate the circulation of Qi include: Moxibustion (warming the acupuncture point) Cupping Electro-Acupuncture Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture