Acupuncture – How it works
In acupuncture, everything revolves around providing the body with sufficient energy to stimulate and strengthen its self-healing capacity; this energy is referred to as life force energy or Qi to be precise.
The starting point is the idea that disease arises because of a reduction in quality of energy, a reduction in the amount of energy and/or a restriction in distribution. Together with the meridians, blood circulation is an important indicator of health. Placing needles in specific places is therefore done to unblock within the body that through which it has gone out of balance. The improved energy flow ensures that the body functions better and its self-healing capacity is stimulated.
At ChinaMedic we apply various techniques, such as abdominal acupuncture, LaserNeedle, classical acupuncture and Tung’s acupuncture, to relief you of your symptoms and to improve your overall quality of life.
The entire treatment focuses on getting a better energy flow, removing blockages, relieving pain and reducing inflammation. Pain relief is just a part of the treatment plan, everything is very much about improving quality of life.
ACTIVATING THE SELF-HEALING POWER
Abdominal Acupuncture (AA) is a fairly recent development within the application of acupuncture. It has been developed in China over the last 40 years and is now being applied all over the world.
The method is only used on the entire abdominal area (hence the name) where both the abdomen and the area around the navel contain acupuncture points that are related to the entire body. During treatment we stimulate the specific acupuncture points on the lower abdomen that are in contact with the problem area. In many cases, this is sufficient and provides immediate relief for the patient.
Abdominal acupuncture works on three depths to improve the energy status of the whole body: (1) the superficial ‘turtle’ level for local influence, (2) the meridian level for energy supply and (3) discharge and the organ level to address any deeper laying causality.
LaserNeedle is also one of the newest developments in the field of acupuncture. Instead of needles, a soft non-invasive laser light is placed on the acupuncture point. It works directly on the local area improving circulation, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
The stimulation with the LaserNeedle is just as strong as regular needles and completely pain-free. For osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis and rheumatoid arthritis, the application stimulates regeneration of the cells. The increased cell metabolism results in the formation of more cartilage tissue than is broken down. This reduces the pain, stiffness and inflammation and increases quality of life and movement
The name classical acupuncture refers to the TCM system, which has been in use for centuries and is applied to the entire body. Tung’s acupuncture is a technique that is part of classical acupuncture, and is primarily aimed at enhancing the analgesic effect. This analgesic effect is achieved by stimulating the body in producing endorphins.
Ear acupuncture is a modern approach within acupuncture and developed by the French physician Paul Nogier.
This Western-trained doctor was very much interested in Chinese medicine and manual therapy. By chance, he discovered that treating points in the ear gave relief from sciatica, which led him to develop auricular-therapy, or ear acupuncture. The ear cup reflects the shape of a fetus, with the earlobe representing the head. Ear acupuncture is particularly suitable for stimulating the brain as an aid to quitting smoking, losing weight and pain relief.