Acupuncture Q&A

  1. What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old Chinese system of natural healing (no drugs.. no surgery), which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies.

  1. Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?

In either or both locations:

    1. In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface;

    2. In the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve trunks.

  1. How do you detect the disturbance in energy flow within a patient?

By many methods, including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, and by pulse or instrumental findings.

  1. Assuming I'm going to take Acupuncture treatments, how are they performed?

First, the related skin points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation some of which are:

  • Long needle insertions(especially done in acupuncture anesthesia for surgery)
  • Short needle penetration.
  • Non-piercing needles.
  • Finger tip pressure (called shishin or "finger needles"
  • Metallic balls taped to the points.
  • Electrical Stimulation.
  • Moxabustion (the burning of herbs over the points)

Note: Tile non-piercing needle (teishin) is very popular because the technique is practically painless, there is no blood, no danger of infection, and results are equal to, if not better than other techniques.