What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese system of natural healing that is based upon the principal that physical dysfunction is the result of an imbalance of the body's organic, energetic and natural activity.
Acupunctures use 365 main acupuncture points throughout the body and insert needles to stimulate energy that is blocked or congested.
The aim of acupuncture is to activate a patient's vital energy to allow the body to balance and heal itself. Thus, the healing process may be achieved by regulating the flow of Oi (pronounced "chee"), a subtle form of energy in the meridians.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine compliments conventional medicine. They are not substitutes for any conventional medical advice, medications or treatments. As a compliment to conventional medicine, acupuncture can treat both acute and chronic problems. Acupuncture can help to reduce or eliminate the need for medications for many conditions including narcotics and other pain-relievers, but your family doctor must always be consulted in such instances.
When you first enter the office of South Miami Acupuncture the practitioner will sit with you and do an intake. We are interested in all your symptoms and medical history which helps us start to determine our treatment strategy. The Chinese medical model is often very effective at treating hard to diagnose problems since it does not rely on having to know the biochemical reason for your condition, which is not known in most cases, particularly where blood tests and MRI's are normal.
Even when blood tests show imbalances, it is not usually known why this is happening. This difference in perspective means that Traditional Chinese Medicine can often make sense of illnesses that Western medicine has difficulty treating. In cases where Western medicine may be limited to prescribing medication for symptom management, acupuncture may be able to intervene and encourage the body in a self-healing process. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is currently the fastest growing healing modality in the country.
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