Miami and Broward Acupuncture Clinic
Acupuncture literally means ‘needle piercing,” the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes. Along with the usual method of puncturing the skin with the fine needles, the practitioners of acupuncture also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, impulses of electromagnetic energy and even laser beams to stimulate the points. The acupoints (acupuncture points) are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (chi) in the body to restore health.
Acupuncture involves stimulating. In the past 40 years acupuncture has become a well-known, reasonably available treatment in developed and developing countries. Acupuncture is used to regulate or correct the flow of qi to restore health.
Benefits of Acupuncture
The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. This method, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of “vital energy,” “energetic balance” and “energetic imbalance.” Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this “vital energy” (Chi) within its pathways, known as “meridians and channels”.
By adjusting the “vital energy” so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time, the acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness knowing that the body is able to heal itself.
Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine includes herbology, physical therapy, dietetics and special exercises (such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong), and is a complete medical system unto itself and is not another branch of modern Western medicine. Acupuncture evolved from principles and philosophies unique to Oriental thinking and Oriental Medicine, and is most effectively applied when done in accordance with those principles. HeathMedPlus is a presigious acupuncture clinic that operates both in Miami and Davie, FL