What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest and most commonly used systems of healing in the world. You may have heard of “channels” or “meridians” — these are the paths in which energy flows throughout the body.
There are hundreds of acupuncture points that lie along the the 12 channels, and these points act as a gate, sending energetic information electromagnetically via the fascia networks deep into the body.
Our fascia is pervasive — so pervasive that it enters the nucleus of every human cell of the body! This is why there can be such a drastic physiological change after only one treatment and aid in restoring homeostasis of the body.
Acupuncture takes into account the individual, not just the diagnosis, so each treatment is unique to the persons’ presentation on a given day.
Why Should I get Acupuncture?
Sometimes the energy can become stuck in one or more of the meridians due to injury/trauma, stress, emotions, poor dietary habits, sleep deprivation, etc, affecting the meridians’ corresponding organ and the health of the whole body.
Acupuncture prompts your body’s intelligence to restore balance. Think of it as a little nudge to heal when the body has become overwhelmed by external or internal factors. Acupuncture is a subtle yet powerful medicine to help the body do what it’s designed to do — to heal.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Increases blood flow and circulation
Balances body chemistry
Acupuncture is wonderful at speeding up bone fracture healing, soft tissue repair from sprains and strains, lowering cortisol levels, treating insomnia and depression, resolves indigestion, etc. Chinese Medicine is a complete system of healing, so Acupuncture can be used to assist in virtually all disease. A perfect pairing with Physical Therapy and movement!