Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago and is presently used as a primary health care system throughout the world. It is a method of balancing and building the body’s life force energy known as Qi.
Acupuncturists recognize particular pathways called “meridians” in which energy circulates. Traditional Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow. Such imbalances manifest in physical, emotional and psychosomatic stress-related disorders.
Acupuncturists insert very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points along meridians in order to disperse the blockage and mobilize the body’s natural immune response. Needling is one of a number of energy balancing techniques used during Acupuncture treatments. Also included in traditional therapies are dietary counseling, various Oriental massage techniques (including TuiNa), herbal remedies and moxibustion (technique of stimulating acupuncture points with heat).
Traditional Chinese acupuncture recognizes that aches, pains and other discomforts are often only symptoms of a deeper, underlying health problem. Therefore, a comprehensive diagnosis is compiled, which takes into account the individual’s body, mind and spirit, rather than simply categorizing them into a one-sided symptom picture. The basis of acupuncture is to build the body’s immune system, so disease will not penetrate.
The acupuncturist at The Wellness Center in Denver spends time with each client explaining how acupuncture can play an important role in achieving a higher sense of wellness.
The World Health Organization acknowledges that acupuncture has been found useful in
treating the following chronic and acute disorders:
- Arthritis (osteo)
- Cardiovascular Problems
- Hearing loss
In addition, the Acupuncturist at The Wellness Center specializes in treating:
- Primary insomnia (when someone is not on any type of medications)
- Adrenal-fatigue and Stress Management
- Women’s Hormone Issues (such as candida, chronic yeast infections, infertility)