What is Acupuncture, and how does it work?
In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by an imbalance of Yin and Yang. This can result in a disruption of the flow of Qi (energie), in the body. A healthy flow of Qi is necessary to stimulate an optimal blood flow to all the tissues in our body. Acupuncture needles stimulates particular points under the skin where Qi travels through energy pathways called meridians. Through hundreds of years of observation, Chinese doctors have been able to link certain points of our bodies to our internal organs, and our mental wellbeing.
On a physiological level, one major hypothesis is that acupuncture works through neuro-hormonal pathways. Basically, the needle stimulates the nerve, and the nerve sends signals to the brain, which releases neural hormones such as beta-Endorphins. These hormones are known to decrease stress levels, inflammatory reactions, and pain.
Which types of Acupuncture do I apply?
- Traditional Acupuncture
- Scalp Needling
- 7 Star Needling
- Ear Acupuncture
- Dr. Tan’s Balancing Method
- Electro Acupuncture
- Smokeless Moxibustion
- Blood Letting
- Gua Sha/Scraping
- Tunina/Acupressure and Meridian Massage