& Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine is an ancient practice that began 5,000 years ago. It is based on our connection to nature and the concepts of yin and yang, which represent harmony and balance. Chinese Medicine focused on addressing the root cause of our imbalances, whether they are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. Along with herbs and lifestyle counseling, Chinese Medicine practitioners use Acupuncture as a way to harmonize the body.
In Acupuncture, there are twelve energy pathways in the body known as meridians. Each meridian corresponds to one of the vital organs such as the kidneys, liver, heart, stomach, and lungs. Each organ is associated with a pulse, which informs the Acupuncturist of the condition of energy within that meridian. Our Acupuncturists may also examine your tongue or the color of your face to assess for imbalances.
By inserting very fine needles into specific points that lie along the meridians, the flow of energy can be re-established. Energy can be summoned to the places where it is deficient, and dispersed from areas where it is blocked or congested. When our inner environment becomes optimal, the body begins to heal itself.