Psychoemotional & Neurological Disorders
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia,
intercostal neuralgia, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus.
In addition, acupuncture has been used for centuries throughout
Asia to treat hundreds of other problems.
Q: How does acupuncture work?
A: Modern Western medicine cannot yet explain how acupuncture works.
Traditional Asian acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories
of the flow of qi (a fine, essential substance which nourishes and
constructs the body) through distinct channels that cover the body
somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory,
acupuncture adjusts the flow of qi in the body, leading it to areas
where it is insufficient and draining it from areas where it is
stuck and/or superabundant. In this way, acupuncture restores the
harmonious balance of the body and its parts. In Chinese, there
is a saying, “If there is pain, there is no free flow; it
there is free flow,
there is no pain.” Acupuncture promotes and
reestablishes the free flow of qi.
Q: Is acupuncture safe?
A: When performed by a competently trained, licensed professional,
acupuncture is extremely safe. All licensed acupuncturists today
uses individually packaged, sterile, disposable needles. So there
is virtually no chance of infection of contagion.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair,
and their insertion is practically painless. It is nothing like
receiving an ordinary injection. In some cases, you will not even
know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some tingling,
warmth, heaviness, or a feeling of the qi moving up and don the
channels. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing, and many
fall asleep during treatment.