Acupuncture Treatment Burleigh
The Wisdom of Ancient Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.
This Energy or Qi flows through pathways in the human body, and when the energy flows freely, harmony prevails; when certain blockages are created, the energy can stagnate and cause an imbalance. Acupuncture’s goal is to access these pathways or meridians to provide harmony back and allow the Qi to flow unrestricted. These meridians are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the body.
Acupuncture has been around for over 5000 years. Its wisdom is ancient and honourable. The original healers were masters of observation, noticing signs that told the story of a person’s true health, or lack thereof.
The body will be healthy if all blockages are removed. Acupuncture clears the energy pathways and works efficiently in conjunction with Chiropractic. We recommend Acupuncture as a safe and very effective way to tap into the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Chinese Medicine Meridians
The meridian network is typically divided into 2 categories, the jingmai or meridian channels and the luomai or associated vessels, sometimes also called collaterals.
There are twelve standard meridians, also called Principal Meridians which are divided into Yin and Yang groups. For example, the Yin meridians of the arm are Lung, Heart, and Pericardium. The Yang meridians of the arm are Large Intestine, Small Intestine, and Triple Burner. The Yin Meridians of the leg are Spleen, Kidney, and Liver. The Yang meridians of the leg are Stomach, Bladder, and Gall Bladder.
The eight extraordinary or collateral meridians are of pivotal importance in the study Chinese alchemy. These eight extra meridians are different to the standard twelve organ meridians in that they are considered to be reservoirs of energy and are not directly associated with internal organs. These meridians are linked to the spiritual aspect of the individual, which makes the Art of Acupuncture so fascinating.
By understanding this, we can see that Acupuncture is a holistic therapy, as it sees the patient as a whole, tapping not only into the physical body, but the energetic and spiritual aspect as well.