Encinitas Acupuncture — Pure Zen Wellness

acupunctureAcupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. This holistic treatment method has helped many patients to become well and stay well. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall body function and promote the feeling of well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

What you can expect:

Most people (even those afraid of needles) are surprised at how painless acupuncture is. The needles are extremely thin, not at all like those used for medical injections or shots. The sensitivity of different acupuncture points may vary. Some points are not felt at all, while others may feel like the brief sting of an insect bite. Once the needles are in, no pain is felt. A treatment usually lasts 15 – 20 minutes. All needles are sterile, one-time-use, and disposable.

World Health Organization

Report of conditions effectively treated by acupuncture. In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO lists the following symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Induction of labor
  • Correction of malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke
  • Essential hypertension
  • Primary hypotension
  • Renal colic
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Arthritis of the shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Leucopenia
  • Adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Acute epigastralgia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have survived the test of time and is gaining popularity all over the world. Please come to our Pure Zen Wellness Clinic and experience first hand the benefits of this ancient medicine. Let us help you unblock the stuck energy, so that all the organs get the energy and nourishment they need.

What is Qi?

acupuncture2At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”) or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. How does Qi move? Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are 14 main meridians in the body. Each of these are interconnected and they also influence specific organs and glands. Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants and people. Similarly, where meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body. An obstruction to the flow of Qi is like a dam. When Qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts. This blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person’s health, cutting off vital nourishment to the body, organs and glands.

How is Qi disrupted?

Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. Normally, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body easily bounces back, returning to a state of health and well-being. However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, illness, pain, or disease can set in. What does an acupuncturist do? During the initial exam a full health history is taken. A well-structured treatment plan is then created. Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific acu-points along meridian pathways. This unblocks the obstruction and balances Qi. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.

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