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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: 5,000 Years of Wellness
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world, examining the way the environment, natural life cycles, and lifestyle choices affect the human body.
Over time, imbalance in the relationships will manifest as energy blockages experienced as illness, pain, and disease. These energy blockages are reflected in the meridians, tongue picture and pulse shape. Using the methods of Chinese diagnosis the blockages are identified and then cleared with acupuncture.
Studies indicate that acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system and increasing the activity of pain-killing bio-chemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells. Researchers believe that acupuncture alters brain chemistry through the release of neurotransmitters and hormones affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions.
According to the National Institutes of Health, preclinical studies have documented acupuncture's effects, but they have not been able to fully explain how acupuncture works within the framework of the Western system of medicine that is commonly practiced in the United States. The Federal Drug Administration has reported that Americans visit an acupuncturist nine to twelve million times a year.
The goal of this dynamic and integrated health care system is to activate the natural self-healing abilities of the body.
Acupuncture is recognized by numerous health organizations, including the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.