Acupuncture


Acupuncture Grand Lake

Acupuncture, a thoroughly researched and documented alternative medical practice, is one of the oldest continually practiced healing techniques in the world.  Acupuncture is a powerful medicine that encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function. Acupuncture Grand Lake ColoradoIn Acupuncture there are more than 400 acupuncture points, located on channels called meridians that run along the surface of the body, governing the flow of Qi (pronounced “Chee”).  When Qi, the body’s life force energy,  moves freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy.  When the Qi becomes stuck or blocked it can result in physical, mental or emotional ill health. Your practitioner will make a Chinese medical diagnosis based upon a thorough examination and consultation.  Using diagnostic information gathered by the 4 traditional pillars of diagnosis – asking (about symptoms and lifestyle), palpation (including assessing the radial pulse and affected areas), observation (including the tongue and complexion), and hearing and smelling (including the sound of the voice, etc…), a TCM practitioner makes an individualized diagnosis based on Chinese medicine theory, including the 8 Principles along with Zang Fu (organ) theory. Acupuncture Grand Lake COTo restore optimal balance and harmony your acupuncturist will stimulate the acupuncture points that will counteract your specific imbalance.   In addition, Chinese Herbs may be prescribed to enhance your healing process. “There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine.”  -National Institute of Health, 1997, Consensus of Acupuncture.