Acupuncture is fun and fascinating; it regulates the flow of Qi (energy) through the meridians and organs, removes blockages and strengthens the body. An acupuncturist turns into a detective, artist, gardener,or mechanic in the process of treating a person.
Western lifestyle emphasizes competition and confrontation. These views were strong during the formative years of modern Western medicine and has influenced it greatly. Diseases are due to causes that can be killed, cut out or contained. When this is impossible, the treatment is usually unsuccessful. This is still the predominant paradigm of Western medicine.
Harmony is prized above all in Chinese relationships. A positive, harmonious feeling of wellness is the Chinese view of health. Disease is viewed as disorder in the body and so treatment is aimed at "harmonizing" the body.
What can acupuncture treat?
Although acupuncture first gained acceptance in this century for pain relief, its scope for centuries has been much broader and comprehensive. We treat people who come with a variety of complaints, including pain, arthritis, sciatica, ulcers, hypertension, allergies, asthma, sports injuries, insomnia, headaches, menstrual and fertility disorders, addictions, fatigue, depression, anxiety, autism,and generalized stress. A variety of problems can develop from a basic root cause or underlying pattern of imbalance. In the treatment process, the emphasis is on understanding the symptoms in relation to this underlying disharmony so as to correct the problem at its source.
Our health care incorporates an understanding of how illness is created and gives attention to the spiritual component of good health. Our practitioners understand the importance of preventing illness and maintaining vitality and well-being. We also believe that each patient is unique, and that it is important that everyone who enters into the clinic not be seen as ill but rather a person with all their unique characteristics moving toward health.
We understand the challenges that illness presents and our staff creates a positive, peaceful, loving, and supportive environment for your care. You can change your health naturally!
World Health Organization (WHO) on Health and
It is important to understand what is meant by the word 'health'. The World Health Organization define health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of health problems. In a publication "Acupuncture: The WHO View", the World Health Organization found that acupuncture was indicated in treating the following conditions:
(Bannerman R H 1979 Acupuncture: the WHO View. World Health, December, p27-28.)
The WHO announced a global strategy on May 16, 2002 to ensure traditional medicines, which includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments, are not patented or 'hijacked' by large business interests and also to protect medicinal plants from being eradicated by over harvesting. An aim of the WHO is to step-up research into traditional therapies and promote their proper use, regulation and integration into health care systems.
The US National Institutes of Health issued a consensus statement on acupuncture in 1997, which states that "acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is practiced widely in the United States... and ... promising results have emerged showing the efficacy of acupuncture". The NIH further states that "there is sufficient evidence of acupuncture's value to expand its use into conventional medicine and to encourage further studies of its physiology and clinical value." The NIH report mentions that the efficacy of acupuncture has been found in the following conditions:
(NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture November 3-5, 1997. Vol.15 No.5.)
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