WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?


Acupuncture is an ancient oriental form of healing.
It involves the stimulation of key pressure points in the body with small needles or heat-treatment.
Treating The Microcosm

This treatment is called "enshin needle skill". We rub or give gentle stimulation to the skin with the round head of a needle.
With this treatment we can control the circulation of "yang ki"( or "yang chee" in Chinese), then improve the body's natural process of healing.


Basic to oriental medicine is the concept of "ki" (known as "qi" in China).
In the simplest terms, "ki" is regarded as the fundamental energy which flows through the human body, as well as the physical world around us.
Oriental medicine asserts that ki flows in 14 distinct streams or "meridians" within the body.
Most of these meridians are linked to particular organs of the body.
By stimulating pressure points along the meridians, the acupuncture therapist aims to improve the balance and flow of energy to the organs, thus providing relief from pain,improved circulation, and assistance to the body's natural process of healing.


Treating The Microcosm

This treatment is called "Sesshoku needle skill". We stimulate by just touching the skin with a 0.18mm needle.
With this treatment we can control the "ki"("Chee" in Chinese) circulation, and improve the body's natural process of healing.


Some examples of the effects of acupuncture:
in the event of a breach birth, an acupuncturist can stimulate a pressure point on the mother's leg to make the baby reposition itself for a safe delivery.
stimulating another pressure point on the leg generates movement in the stomach, and is an effective treatment for digestive problems.
on the elbow is a point highly effective for constipation.
Oriental medical philosophy posits three basic states of health for the human body:
"Kenko" - full health
"Mibyo" - a middling state where the body is neither fully healthy nor completely ill
"Byoki" - the state where sickness is full-blown

Western medicine is most effective at detecting and treating "Byoki".
However, the state of "Mibyo" is much more subtle, and oriental-style treatments such as acupuncture and moxibustion (heat treatment by burning herbs) are often most beneficial.

Ailments which can be effectively treated with pulse diagnosis acupuncture include (but are not limited to) neck, back and shoulder pain, stomachache, joint pain (elbows, wrists, ankles, knees), circulation problems, headaches, eye problems loss of appetite,constipation, asthma, high blood pressure and chronic exhaustion.



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