A whole system approach to mental health
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that has been used to relieve pain, cure diseases, and maintain general health. It is a method that is used routinely in China as an anesthetic for surgeries. Rather than separating physical and mental aspects, acupuncture takes on a whole system approach to health and believes that the body and mind are intimately tied together.
In the US, acupuncture is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine and has become very popular in treating a wide range of conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. By regulating the nervous system and other parts of the body to a more balanced state, acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and impact how the body triggers the fight or flight response.
IMBALANCES IN THE BODY
When an imbalance causes disease or any physical pain, our Yin and Yang suffer, and our energy is disrupted. Acupuncture is used to balance any obstruction of pathways associated with the 12 meridians, also known as acupoints and energy vessels. These meridians function as a network and can be mapped out throughout the entire body. The twelve primary meridians connect to the Zang-fu organs and transport qi (life energy) and xue (blood) throughout the body. There are 5 Zang and 6 Fu organs. The 5 Zang organs are the heart, lungs, spleen, kidney, and liver. The 6 Fu organs are the stomach, gallbladder, large intestine, small intestine, stomach, and urinary bladder. With all of these organs flowing together, it is easy to control our Qi, blood, and body fluids. By balancing the flow of different organs, we can reduce or eliminate pain and restore our wellbeing.
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