Medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical
model of Western Medicine. Acupuncture is a traditional part of
Oriental medicine with a continuous history of over 3000 years.
The Ancient Chinese recognized a vital
energy behind all life forms and life processes. They called this
energy Qi (pronounced chee). In developing an understanding of the
prevention and cure of disease, these healing practitioners discovered
that this energy flows along pathways called 'meridians' Each pathway
is associated with a particular physiological system and internal
organ. Disease is considered to arise due to a deficiency or imbalance
of energy in the meridians and their associated physiological system.
Acupuncture points are specific locations
along the meridians. Each point has a predictable effect upon the
vital energy passing through it. Modern Science has been able to
measure the electrical charge at these points, thus corroborating
the locations of the meridians mapped by the ancients.
Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the
feeling receiving an injection, since the main source of pain from
injections is the larger diameter, hollow needle and medication
being forced into the tissue by pressure. Acupuncture needles are
very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair. In most
cases insertion by a skilled practitioner is performed without discomfort.
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was suffering from extreme pain in my wrist and shoulder,
me to have difficulty sleeping and working. In two sessions,
was able to identify and open the blockages. The pain is gone
I am sleeping well again." - Joseph Carringer, didgetherapy.com