Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles in specific points on the body to balance the flow of Qi. It is part of a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease. According to the national institute of health, over one million people in the US receive acupuncture annually.
How does acupuncture work?
Qi is the internal energy which circulates through the body along central pathways known as meridians. The obstruction or deficiency of Qi will eventually lead to pain and illness. Acupuncture stimulates the points along the meridians to adjust and balance the flow of Qi and restore health.
Traditional Asian (Chinese) herb:
Traditional Asian (Chinese) herb is a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for thousands of years in China and Asian countries. The first book of Traditional Asian (Chinese) herb, the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, was printed during China’s warring states period(403 B.C.-221B.C.). Traditional Asian (Chinese) herb is based on concept of vital energy or Qi that flows throughout the body. It regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and is influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. Pain and ill-health result when the things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/injuries and medication, as well as lifestyle factors such overwork, lack of rest, poor diet, emotions, and stress.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being. The word comes from the French massage “friction of kneading”, or from Arabic massa meaning “to touch, feel or handle”
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving -, tension, motion, or vibration, done manually . Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, or other connective tissues. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, and elbows. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities. The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been clinical effectiveness.