Healing Your Entire Body
Acupuncture is performed by inserting hair-thin, disposable, stainless steel needles to stimulate acupuncture points on the surface of the body. The ancient Chinese discovered acupuncture points over three thousand years ago. Acupuncture points are located along 14 major channels, 8 extra pathways, and many other microchannel systems where the energy circulates around the entire body. These channels and pathways are called meridians. Each one of these meridians has its own specific internal organ, emotion, and anatomical location that it is connected to. The meridian system connects the internal organs and external structures, such as skin, muscles, and the five sense organs, to function as information and nutrition transportation. Energy circulating around within the meridian system is called Qi, which is thought to nourish organs and can alter neural impulses that travel through the body to elicit beneficial responses. If pathogen attacks or imbalance is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, there usually results in energy blockage which will manifest as inflammation, congestion, bleeding or tender spots on some of the acupuncture points on related meridians. By stimulating the acupuncture points with hair-thin needles, the practitioner can initiate the patient’s self-healing ability to eliminate pathogens or restore balance.