What is acupuncture?

by | May 31, 2013 | Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture as a core component. Chicago acupuncture involves introducing fine needles into the body at various points.  The points that are selected release blocked energy and imbalances in the body that may be the cause of poor health. Acupuncture has been used in the East for thousands of years.  It is reasonably new in the West but is rapidly gaining in popularity as more and more people are using it in lieu of traditional western medicine.

Acupuncture is based on the theory that everyone has a life force energy called “chi.” When the “Yin” and “Yang”, (polar opposite components of the body’s energy) are in balance, so is the chi.  A good balance of chi will allow the energy to flow through the body along its meridians (channels of energy).  When someone is ill, this suggests there is an obstruction in a meridian and it must be corrected. The acupuncturist speaks to the patient, gets details on the situation and decides the best method of treatment.

To begin a Chicago acupuncture session, the patient relaxes on a treatment table.   The needles are inserted into the body at different points and at different angles, as determined by the doctor.  At the end of the acupuncture session the patient usually feels either very relaxed or invigorated, this depends on the treatment that was given. The problem that brought the patient to see Chicago acupuncture may be resolved in one visit or it may take several treatments to eradicate the issue altogether. The treatment itself is comfortable and is free of side effects.

Many people are seeking acupuncture for the relief of headaches, asthma, and pain relief and to address nausea. It can also be a helpful treatment for cramps, back pains and arthritis.

Your primary care physician may suggest Chicago acupuncture as a part of your overall health regimen. The acupuncture specialists at Progressive Chiropractic Wellness Center are trained and certifies under the Illinois Medical Practice Act.

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