Health is the proper relationship the microcosm, which is man
and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship. Dr. Yeshe Donden, Physician to the Dalai Lama
Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest and most effective forms of healthcare. Its written history dates back several thousand years and its efficacy is increasingly being validated by modern western medical research.
Life force energy known as Qi (pronounced chee) flows through all living beings. It flows through energy channels called meridians. There are 14 major meridians in the human body. When this flow is free flowing and unobstructed there is health and vitality. When areas become blocked or stagnant, then pain and dis-ease set in.
It is by virtue of the twelve channels that human life exits, that disease arises, that human beings can be treated and illness cured. The twelve channels are where beginners start and masters end. To beginners it seems easy, the masters know
how difficult it is. The Chinese Medicine Classic, Spiritual Pivot Ch 171
Acupuncture, acupressure and related modalities such as Tai Chi or Qi gong, are designed to free the flow of Qi or Life Energy. Acupuncture is now practiced worldwide and is recognized by the World Health Organization has an effective modality for a wide range of complaints including pain, headaches, stress and anxiety, insomnia, digestive complaints, PMS and menopause and more.
In acupressure, the practitioner uses finger pressure to specific acu points to improve flow of Qi. In Acupuncture, the practitioner uses acupuncture needles and gently inserts them into the skin and underlying fascia and muscle. Only prepackaged, single-use sterilized needes are used so there is no risk of transferring disease. The needles are extremely thin so there is little or no pain upon insertion.
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