What is Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese Medicine used to prevent and treat disease by the painless insertion of needles at certain key points in the patient’s body and is an important part of Chinese Medicine. Over the past 5000 years, medical scholars in every age have contributed to the development and refinement of the art of acupuncture.
Within the context of acupuncture, it is accepted that these points are part of a system and are connected by channels, or meridians. Fundamental to the practice of Chinese medicine is the belief that good health exists when internal organ systems are in balance and that, when those systems are not in balance, the result is poor health or dis-ease. Over thousands of years of experimentation, Chinese practitioners developed specific techniques of precise stimulation of key body points as a means of positively affecting the organ systems.
The Chinese system of medicine is based on the idea that the body-mind-spirit is essentially an energetic system, a view expressed in modern-day quantum physics. Acupuncture is a way to restore harmony to this energetic system called the human body.
Acupuncture is NOT just for pain!
Oriental Medicine is a form of medicine that encompasses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet & nutrition, Qi Gong, and Asian bodywork. It is "whole-person" medicine and not symptom management like what can be common with its allopathic counterpart.