Oriental Medicine’s objectives are many. Acupuncture is one branch of this medicine, which is used to relieve pain and adverse symptoms and to strengthen the immune system. Acupuncture is a centuries-old way of balancing, harmonizing and integrating the functioning of organs systems within and with each other.  

How does Acupuncture work?

The mechanism of Acupuncture works by removing energetic (Qi) blocks and moving stagnant nutrients (Blood) within the 12 Channels (meridians). These 12 Channels interconnect the entire physical body (joints, organs, muscles, nerves, etc.) with the emotions and spirit.

Fine thin needles are inserted into points along the meridian system, which is a well-defined network of electro-magnetic currents moving throughout the human body.  This network unifies and integrates the vital Life Force within the physical body, making a person whole and healthy, rather than a collection of fragmented, disharmonious parts. When the organ and network systems are in balance with one another, the body’s self-healing abilities are activated, enabling inherent stability and harmony to occur.

Acupuncture uses sterile, single-use, disposable needles to remove blocked Qi and move stagnant Blood to relieve disharmonies in the body and accelerate healing on all levels.
There are many systems in acupuncture, possibly thousands of styles. I have been using Dr. Richard Tan’s “Balance Method” and a microsystem on the ear called, Auriculotherapy.