WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a healing mechanism whereby thin, noninvasive needles puncture specialized points on the body for medicinal purposes. Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has been recognized by the global medical community as a holistic health care system that can treat a wide array of ailments with high degrees of success.
Acupuncture is meant to guide patients on a path of natural healing by aiming to enhance one’s overall well-being. This is done through boosting the immunity, developing curative power, and supporting the physical as well as emotional health of patients.
WHAT IS QI?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is premised on the philosophy of Qi (“chee”), a valuable energy that flows throughout the body, stimulates the body, and protects the body from unpleasant ailments such as pain and disease. One’s health is heavily influenced by the balance of Qi, as well as its quantity and quality as it flows through the body.
HOW DOES QI MOVE ?
Qi is designated as a very vital aspect of health, making the pathways Qi flows through just as important. These pathways are called meridians, and each individual meridian pathway directly corresponds to a specific internal organ. In total, there are 14 main meridians in the body that Qi should be freely moving through in order for the body to be healthy and nourished.
Meridian pathways can be understood as little rivers flowing throughout the body, taking nourishment and life with them (in the form of Qi) to the various organs, glands, muscles, cells, and tissues of the body.
HOW IS QI DISRUPTED?
All that flows can be obstructed – Qi acts similarly. If the flow of Qi happens to become blocked or backed up in a particular area of the body, then the flow of Qi in other parts suffers as well. This ends up restricting the flow of nourishment to the body and can have detrimental effects on overall health. Such an obstruction is normally due to a disruption of the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.
Disruptions can be caused by things like poor diet, overexertion, stress, overactivity, trauma (physical or emotional), accidents, seasonal changes, and many other predicaments. Ideally, the body would easily bounce back to a state of well-being and health following such an imbalance if the blockage is not too excessive. However, sometimes unpleasant ailments such as disease or pain can set in if the disruption of Qi is too prolonged or the body too weak at the time of the obstruction.
WHICH CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH?
Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can help with:
WHAT DOES AN ACUPUNCTURIST DO?
Our well-qualified Acupuncturist is equipped to tackle obstructions to Qi in order to promote physical and mental well-being for any and all patients. Treatment will begin with an initial examination of patient health history, symptoms, lifestyle, and physical/mental state. Pulse and tongue evaluations will be conducted.
Once all the appropriate information has been gathered, our practitioner will be able to diagnose patients and seek points of Qi imbalance that coincide with reported patient health issues, as well as issues that patients may not realize they have. This will allow our Acupuncturist to curate a specialized treatment plan that is specifically structured for your needs.
Treatment will consist of our Acupuncturist targeting acupoints that coincide with Qi obstructions along different meridian pathways with fine, sterile needles. Treatment is safe and virtually pain-free. Insertion at points of unbalance will ultimately unblock Qi obstructions and lead to a more balanced flow of Qi. Once balanced, Qi will freely flow through the body again, restoring harmony and well-being while eliminating ailments. The body will heal through natural processes and optimal health will become attainable.
MEET OUR WONDERFUL ACUPUNCTURIST
Rola Abushaban L.Ac. MSTOM
Dr. Abushaban studied East Asian Medicine at Pacific College Oriental Medicine in San Diego California with a specialty in healing from inside out. She is a strong believer in Asian Medicine and the efficiency of its different medicines and therapeutic methods that has been flourishing over the past 5000 years. As an advocate of healing and a practitioner of various restoration methods, her main goal is to help and comfort all her patients by alleviating their pain, providing them with soothing treatments, and prescribing them the best of remedies.