Eastern Medicine, including acupuncture, is the second most widely utilized form of heath care on the planet. This time tested and well respected approach to healing has been used in clinical settings for over 3,000 years. Currently over 25% of the world’s population receives one or more of its components as the primary or secondary treatment for their ailments.
How does Eastern Medicine differentiate itself from Western Medicine?
The differences are quite profound. The goal of Eastern Medicine is to address the root cause of a disease or condition, rather than just addressing the symptoms. It takes into consideration any environmental, hereditary or emotional factors in the cause of disease.
Western Medicine is much more reductionistic, eliminating the idea that emotions or environmental factors influence the overall health of the patient and is more focused on addressing the symptoms rather than the cause.
The foundation of Eastern Medicine is based on the principal energetic substance Qi (pronounced Che). Qi is often described as life force, prana, mana or, most simply, energy. When Qi is circulating in the body through the meridians or energetic pathways the body will reflect this free flow by manifesting in a harmonious, disease free state. However, when there is an impediment blocking this circulation, the body will express disharmony or disease via pain, organ dysfunction or discomfort. Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine aim to maintain free flow of Qi and promote homeostasis within the body.
Acupuncture points are activated by the insertion of extremely fine, single use, sterile needles. These acupoints are situated on meridians that affect the free flow of Qi in the energy channels of the body, as well as in the organs. Each acupoint has a different action, affecting different organs and anatomical regions. A personalized approach will be used in determining which points are in need of activation, contingent upon the patient’s condition.
Herbal medicine is an extremely effective healing tool. Chinese herbs address the causatory factors in disease, not just the symptoms. Addressing the disease from a deeper level allows the body to completely resolve a pathogen or correct an imbalance. Herbal medicine is sometimes prescribed as a stand-alone therapy, but it is often used concurrently with Acupuncture and other therapies.
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