Chinese medicine works by enhancing the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. As long as our Life Force energy flows easily and is strong, there is health. If it becomes depleted, imbalanced or stuck, illness occurs.
Acupuncture affects the electromagnetic energy field of the body. Acupuncture points lie just below the skin surface. They are approximately 1/10 inch in diameter. They are located along meridian pathways of energy, which cover the whole body. When acupuncture needles are inserted at these specific points, the balance and rhythm of Life Force energy is influenced. This procedure is usually painless.
Various causes of illness are recognized including poor diet, emotional upsets, overwork, physical trauma, chemical toxicity, poor constitution at birth and the effects of the physical environment on our bodies: excess cold, heat, wind, dryness and dampness.
Chinese medical theory teaches us about yin and yang, vital substances (including Qi, blood, shen (spirit), jin ye (body fluids), and jing (essential essence), and the Five Elements or Five Phases (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood), and how to reharmonize the body when it gets sick.