Introduction to Acupuncture
If you’re like most people, being stuck in traffic causes you
to experience stress, because there is no movement when there should
be movement. It’s the same with the body. When there is no flow
and there should be a flow, problems result.
When the traffic starts moving again, you feel a lot better. Things
have returned to their normal state. You feel like you can accomplish
what you set out to do. When you are not feeling well, have physical
pain or other symptoms, there is a traffic jam in your body.
If you try to water your garden, but there’s a kink or blockage
in the hose that prevents water from getting through, the vital flow
of water can’t reach the plants and they will wither and die.
The acupuncturist locates the kink or blockage in your body that is
stopping vital energy, or qi, from flowing to your cells, organs and
tissues. When the blockages are removed, you feel great.
By stimulating certain acupoints along the
course of the meridians,
the acupuncturist helps to restore the normal balance and flow of qi
and blood. This sets the stage for bodily systems to work together in
harmony and for tissues and organs to heal.
Two billion people worldwide and twelve million Americans use acupuncture
to solve their health problems. One third of the world’s population
uses acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine as their primary healthcare