What Is Acupuncture? | Mind and Body Solutions

What Is Acupuncture?

Dr Serge acupuncture Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called Chi (pronounced “Chee”), flows through and around your body, along pathways called meridians.

Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or imbalances your Chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence Chi and help it flow back into balance. It is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body.

Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used, along with needles.This process, in turn, influences and restores your energy flow.

What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?

One of the great benefits of acupuncture is that it employs a holistic method of treatment. Holistic methods consider the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – in the journey towards achieving maximum health and wellness.Thus, most times, the treatment provided is not specific to any individual problem. By unblocking energy along various meridians in the body, acupuncture will take care of numerous conditions and their accompanying symptoms – eliminating many, if not all, root causes of the disease/condition, rather than just offering a cure from its symptoms.

houston nutrition acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective way of treating those who suffer from a myriad of illnesses and are unable to take (or who are averse to taking) strong medications with lasting side effects; thereby, healing the whole patient.

Acupuncture can greatly reduce symptoms/illnesses/conditions including, but not limited to: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel, Women’s Health Issues, Nausea, Chronic Pain Relief, Digestive Issues, Depression/Anxiety, and can aid in Weight Loss.

Who Should Try Acupuncture?

  • Are you stressed?
  • Do you need to relax?
  • Do you feel mentally or physically drained?
  • Do you suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness?
  • Are you tired of taking medication for your illness?
  • Are the side effects of your medication decreasing your quality of life?
  • Has your medical doctor informed you they are no longer able to treat your condition?

If you are looking for a way to decrease the symptoms of your disease, for disease prevention, or to simply experience a more stress-free way of life – YOU should give acupuncture a try!

Tracee Beaumont, L.Ac

houston nutrition chinese medicine