Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture is a treatment method that is part of the ancient Chinese medicine healing system largely based on the flow of Qi (lifeforce/energy). Qi travels via meridians (pathways) throughout the entire body and each meridian dictates specific functions to the corresponding areas of the body. Smooth flowing Qi achieves homeostasis and balance of the body and mind; disharmony in the body disrupts the flow of Qi, causing stagnation which can further lead to pain and disease. There are more than 400 acupuncture points commonly utilized to influence the circulation of Qi through the body. Very thin (0.12 to 0.30mm gauge) needles are inserted through the skin and muscle to correct imbalances, unblock obstruction to promote natural healing and improve function. The efficacy of acupuncture is supported by scientific evidence from the leading research universities and hospitals nationally and globally. The World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health, two of the most prominent authorities in health related research and policy, support acupuncture as effective treatment for a range of health conditions. Western science has several theories to explain the mechanism of the effects of acupuncture, largely based on stimulating the nervous system, altering brain chemistry, affecting white blood cell activity and regulating cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels among other things.
Chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncture, if it makes me feel good, then I'm gonna do it. All of that stuff aids and helps with recovery, so I've been willing to incorporate that into my preparation.
................................................................................- Grant Hill
Some of the conditions we treat through acupuncture:
- Neuro-musculoskeletal injuries and pain
- Gynecological disorders
- Gastrointestinal complaints
- Cold and flu symptoms
- And More!