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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old Chinese system of natural healing (no drugs…no surgery), which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies.

 

Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?

1)  In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface; 2) In the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve trunks.

 

Are there other causes of disease besides those associated with the interference of the transmission of energy flow?

Yes, of course.  Psychosomatic states, hereditary factors, poisons, adverse environmental conditions, injury, germs, malnutrition, etc.  All these are disease producing.

 

How do you detect the disturbance in energy flow within a patient?

There are many methods, including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, and instrumental findings.

 

How are acupuncture treatments performed?

First, the related skin points are determined.  Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation.  The main techniques used in our office are: Teishin (non-piercing needle) and electrical stimulation (AKA microcurrent).

 

Out of 10 patients accepted for acupuncture health care, how many usually respond favorably?

On the average, 8.  Two out of ten fail to respond favorably for a variety of reasons.  Advanced age, severity of the condition, irreversible tissue damage, etc., are deterrents to recovery.

 

Are spinal adjusting treatments necessary with acupuncture?

Absolutely.  Spinal adjusting is part of the acupuncture health care.  World authorities, including Felix Mann, M.D., of France; and Kunzo Nagayama, M.D. of Japan are very emphatic on this aspect of “getting well.” Dr. Mann states that many internal diseases are cured by the spinal adjustment alone.  Leaving the adjustment (chiropractic) out of the treatment invites failure.

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