This is done by working with the meridian systems of the body and specific acupuncture points on those meridians. Meridians are energy channels through which energy flows and if the energy flow is balanced, one should be healthy.
There are many different ways to balance the flow of energy which include needles, lasers, herbs, electrical stimulation, and massage.
What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help Relieve?
In China, acupuncture is used on nearly every patient seeking health or wellness care, and for every condition. The main question to address with acupuncture is, “Is my problem being caused by an energetic and/or meridian imbalance?” If so, acupuncture can have tremendous results. If not, acupuncture can still help relieve symptoms, however, if the underlying cause of the problem is not addressed, the results achieved with acupuncture will be limited. The underlying cause of the problem, such as dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, structural or emotional imbalances, toxin accumulation in the body, etc., should be addressed in conjunction with acupuncture. Then it becomes a more powerful healing therapy.
For more information please see our glossary page on Acupuncture.