How Does Acupuncture Work?

The core of Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the philosophy that the balance between Yin and Yang keeps organs and body functions running smoothly.

refined-massage-therapy-acupuncture-8Yin has the action of moistening and nourishing the tissues and organs and is the foundation for all the fluids in the body (blood and body fluids). Yin is the fundamental substance for birth, growth and reproduction. Yang has the action of warming the body and organs and is the foundation of all motive energies of the body. Yang is also the force behind all physiological processes in the body and is the root of Qi (“chee”), transformation and movement.

Yin and Yang depend on each other to exist and they interact and mutually restrict one another. This relationship between Yin and Yang keeps a harmonious balance that maintains the normal physiological functions of life.

refined-massage-therapy-electroacupuncture-1Our bodies have a complex system of meridians (energy channels), which flow throughout our body, distributing Qi (life force energy) and blood to all of our tissues and organs.

If there is an imbalance between the Yin and Yang or obstruction in the flow of Qi or Blood, health problems arise.

Acupuncture can help to remove the blockage, restore balance between Yin and Yang, and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.

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