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Many people have found Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are an excellent tool for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness. It is effective for physical, mental and emotional problems.

What is Acupuncture - Acupuncture Marin

What is Acupuncture?

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.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works under the simple premise that restoring the body to its optimal state will stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. Needling the acupuncture points regulates energy flow through the meridians, and can assist the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in digestion, absorption, and energy production activities. 

Acupuncture relieves pain, stimulates circulation, and helps to restore healthy musculoskeletal conditions. Acupuncture is performed through the application of hair-fine needles placed along specific points of the body. It’s safe and a pain-free way to help the body heal itself fast.

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.

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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most patients describe feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted. The needle is inserted to a point that produces a sensation of pressure or ache.

Most patents feel very relaxed during the session and find them selves falling asleep. Some patients report acupuncture makes them feel energized and with a general sense of well being post treatment.

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

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