Acupuncture: Beautiful & Complex Medicine

Acupuncture: Beautiful & Complex Medicine
Acupuncture is a beautiful and complex medicine that acknowledges the movement of qi through energetic pathways that exist in every individual. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been utilized by various cultures for thousands of years and as such, there have been developments of many different theories about how to diagnose and treat illness. What remains constant, is the belief that underlying acupuncture theory, is the theory of Qi. Qi is the energetic life force of the universe displaying itself in every individual. Qi can be in excess, deficiency, moving the wrong way in disease, and the right way when promoting health. This is the basis for explaining why we feel emotional and physical pain and become ill.

Here at Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation our acupuncturist have many different backgrounds and theories that they utilized to help you recover. Often times a combination of points are utilized based on different theories depending upon the needs of the patient. Next time you receive a treatment at our office please feel free to ask your acupuncturist about the points being used. We are happy to share our wealth of knowledge about Chinese Medicine.

Sources:

Acupuncture Theory
Complex, Devious and Fascinating!

A Brief History of Acupuncture

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