ACUPUNCTURE/ ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Oriental Medicine is an ancient system of health care that has undergone continual development over the centuries as the causes of illness that afflict mankind have evolved. Although your practitioner will treat whatever complaint you have come for, the traditional view places great importance on preventing disease before it occurs. Eden clinic treatment consists of:
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Originating in China some 5,000 years ago, in the last three decades has it become popular in the whole world. Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles, (sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulus ), on the body’s surface, in order to influence physiological functioning of the body. Traditional oriental medicine holds that there are as many 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by 20 pathway ( 14 main, 6 secondary ) called meridians. It is influenced by the opposite forces of yin and yang, which represent positive and negative energy and forces in the universe and human body. Acupuncture is believed to keep the balance between yin and yang, thus allowing for the normal flow of Qi throughout the body which promotes a natural restoration of the mind and body.
When Qi is becomes disrupted in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts. This blockage of Qi can be detrimental to the body, organs, and glands.
Physical and emotional trauma, accident, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quanty and balance of Qi.
Acupuncture and modern Science
From a modern scientific perspective, stimulation of acupuncture meridian points causes the release of a multitude of nervous system chemicals in our brain, spinal cord, and muscle a that help restore the body’s ability to heal naturally.
these chemicals provide tremendous health benefits, whether it is influencing your body to heal more quickly, or simply altering how you may be experiencing your pain. Regardless, the healing and regenerative properties of acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine are truly amazing; the only way to find out if acupuncture is the perfect treatment plan for you is to give it a try.
What does an acupuncturist do?
After gathering necessary information from a patient, and if there is imbalnace of Qi detected from accident, injury, trauma, stress, poor diet, etc, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points located along your meridian pathways. The safe and often painless insertion of these needle can unblock the obstruction and rebalance Qi in these pathways allowing Qi to again, circulate freely throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues, and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being. If needed customized oriental herb medicines are prescribed to enhance acupuncture effect and patient’s recovery time.