Some, like Donald E. Kendall, author of the book Dao of Chinese Medicine (2002), believe that acupuncture operates through known physiological principles that involve the complex organization of the neural, vascular, endocrine, and somatic systems and supports the circulation of nutrients, vital substances, and oxygen in the body. Traditionally, however, acupuncture functions to promote the balance and flow of qi (pronounced chee) through channels in our bodies called meridians.
When our qi becomes blocked, it can result in everything from joint pain to infertility issues. For those who are experiencing symptoms or just want to promote a healthier lifestyle, placing tiny acupuncture needles along the meridians in appropriate places on the body can work to do the following:
- Relieve pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Restore balance
In today’s world of constant connectivity and busy schedules, it’s no wonder that many of us find ourselves lacking energy and experiencing pain, which leads to qi stagnation. Acupuncture, in conjunction with making mindful nutritional, exercise, and lifestyle choices, will help increase the flow of qi and restore balance to your system so you feel renewed, energized, and free of pain.
Research has shown that acupuncture also helps in many other ways. It
- promotes blood flow,
- stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms,
- releases the body’s natural painkillers,
- reduces both the intensity and perception of chronic pain,
- relaxes shortened muscles, and
- reduces stress.
Interested in making an appointment for an acupuncture session? Call Dan at (608)280-7999 Ext. 1 and get started working towards a healthier you.