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What is Acupuncture?


The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

Chinese Medicine has its origin in ancient Taoist philosophy which views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi. This energy is said to circulate threw all living things, as well as throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. These meridians are channels of energy that run in regular patterns through the body. They are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. Disharmony and illness occurs when the meridian flow is disrupted.

Needling the acupuncture points regulates energy flow through the meridians, and can assist the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones that influence the bodies own internal regulating system. Thus it can assist in many biochemical processes, including regulating hormones, improving circulation, and strengthening the immune system,.
Many people have found Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to be an excellent tool for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems.


What Does Acupuncture Treat?

The following is a list of health conditions commonly treated. In addition, acupuncture has been used to help many other conditions with great success.

If your symptoms are not listed below call us at 415-676-1832 and we’ll discuss your specific challenges and health objectives.

Arthritis/Joint problems
Musculoskeletal injuries
Back and Neck pain
Knee pain
Gynecological issues

Weight loss
Bladder/Kidney problems
Gastrointestinal disorders
Smoking/Alcohol/Drug addiction
Effects of Chemotherapy
High blood pressure
Immune system deficiency


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