Acupuncture uses the ancient art and science of Classical Chinese Medicine, a holistic approach that recognizes that living in harmony with nature promotes health. This is based on the philosophies of Yin & Yang and of the role of the five elements in the body. By addressing energetic, emotional, and spiritual imbalances, the body is able to heal and return to health.
The human body is an energetic system with a life-force flowing through it that the Chinese refer to as Chi. This energy connects every human to the rest of the world and is responsible for the nourishment of all of the organ systems of the body. “Meridian” is the name given to the linear channels that allow Chi to flow throughout the body. When blockages develop in the flow of this energy, the processes of disease may begin to take hold.
The application of Acupuncture needles, placed at strategic points along these meridians, restores the flow of energy. Moxabustion is the heating of the herb Ai Ye over the skin, which penetrates deeply to warm and move energy. The Herbs are very powerful medicines, showing by perfect example how to live in harmony with nature. Each of these treatments allows the nourishing forces of Chi to move freely so the body may begin to heal itself.