what is acupuncture ?
acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points to treat certain health problems. the chinese have mapped these points over a period of two thousand years. the western medical view is that acupuncture has several mechanisms of action, including the release of endorphins and other neuro-chemicals and the activation of "gate" in the nervous system that blocks pain. the eastern view of the traditional chinese medicine believes that emotional and physical energy, known as "qi" ( pronounce "chee"), flows through the body along specific pathway or "meridians". when qi is flowing smoothly, the body is in balance. physical illness may result if energy flow slows or is blocked by factors like injury, poor diet, stress or environment factors. acupuncture acts to release blockages and improve or balance energy flow.
benefits of acupuncture
uses of acupuncture and herbs
many people in the united states are familiar with acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain. in addition to the use of acupuncture and herbs for muscular-skeletal pain, pelvic pain and menstrual pain, dr. le offers effective treatment of other common conditions following:
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effective, proven treatment for: