Inside each of us is an intelligent energetic system that maintains health and balance. For thousands of years, practitioners of Acupuncture have called this energy “Qi.” Other cultures refer to this energy by different names: Prana, Spirit, Vital Force, among others. Qi is a combination of energies created together from food, air, and our genetics. It is necessary for growth, development, movement, maintenance of body temperature, protection against illness and disease, and overall regulation of the body. Our health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
Wherever a river flows, it provides nourishment and sustenance for life on earth. Acupuncture meridians are the rivers where Qi flows inside of us. Qi flows through these meridians to support and nourish every cell, tissue, muscle, organ, and gland. The stress of daily life affects our meridians and organs in different ways by either disrupting or blocking the flow of Qi. A blockage or disruption over time can weaken the body and its ability to selfheal. Health is an inner resilience that allows us to meet the demands of life and deal with environmental, physical, emotional, and mental stresses. When our Qi is balanced and flowing freely, the body’s natural self-healing abilities are activated creating stability and harmony.
Below is a list of common problems that the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed for Acupuncture treatment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
|Irritable Bowel SyndromeLow Back Pain
Urinary Tract Infections
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