What is Acupuncture, and how can it benefit me?
Both Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine are based on an ancient Chinese system of medicine, originating over 6,000 years ago. It is a therapeutic technique that uses fine needles that are inserted into the skin along pathways called meridians. The 12 meridians in the human body, though not visible to the eye, carry a life force called Qi (pronounced chee). This vital energy source of Qi, when functioning optimally, nourishes us and helps us maintain good health.
However, when the energy or Qi flow is blocked or deficient, our bodies are out of balance. This can poorly affect our energy, our appetite, even our health in general. When the Acupuncture needles are inserted into specific places where energy flow is obstructed, our body responds by adjusting the imbalance, creating a happier, healthier, and calmer you.
Balancing the body’s energy flow is central to stimulating the natural healing process from within. Acupuncture triggers homeostasis or as Mary likes to say, “switches on our Autopilot”.
There are countless ways Acupuncture can help you maintain your health.
- Relieve pain
- Enhance healing
- Reduce stress
- Improve digestion
- Increase immune function
- Move blocked energy
- Balance the endocrine system
- Produce a peaceful state of relaxation
Modern research confirms the effectiveness of traditional Chinese Medicine. As a result, acupuncture is now recognized by most insurance companies. It has become customary to have acupuncture benefits be an important part of the compensation package for employers when choosing a health insurance provider.
What is Chinese Medicine, and how can it benefit me?
Chinese Medicine originated over 6 thousand years ago. It is the herbal component of traditional Chinese medical practices.
Individual herbs are combined and prescribed in complex formulations to minister to each individual’s personal needs. These special herbs are an important element that an Acupuncturist uses as a tool for healing.
Specific herbs treat the various organs such as the heart, liver, kidney, lung or spleen as well as other parts of the body. For example, if you have an injury, Chinese herbs that increase circulation and reduce inflammation are used. Also, if you are fatigued or stressed, there are herbs to strengthen your Qi (pronounced “Chee”) that will increase the energy flow in your body.
Mary provides a comprehensive selection of concentrated herbal extracts for her clients using modern scientific processing methods and rigorous quality control.
She maintains a fully stocked pharmacy with supplements and herbs including Chinese Herbs in the clinic where you’ll receive your treatment. For anything that’s not available in the clinic, Mary can set up a purchase recommendation at one of her online pharmacies for your convenience.