At the Chinese
Acupuncture Associates our caring staff
provides exceptional treatment using traditional Chinese Medicine.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique of treating a disease or
relieving pain by needle stimulation at certain key points on the human
body. It has been practiced in China and the orient for at least 5000
years, and was authorized for treatment of illness in the USA by the U.S.
Government (NIH) in 1997.
How does Acupuncture work?
According to the classical doctrine of TCM the life energy (Qi) from the
major organs continuously flows along the circulatory channels throughout
the human body. When a person is healthy, the energy flow is smooth and in
balance. If the flow is blocked or disturbed, then a person will feel ill
or pain. Acupuncture works by regulating the disturbed or imbalanced "Qi"
flow to relieve pain or recover the patient from their illness. Modern
medical scientists works by releasing narcotic-like substances such as
endorphin or opioids from the spinal cord or brain to stop pain or
rehabilitate the patient back to health.
Neuroscientific basis underlying Acupuncture Analgesia
by Xue Cui Xiang OMD and Peter Zhang
MD - PDF file
How does Traditional
Medicine (TCM) Work?
The classical theory of treating a disease or relieving pain by TCM is
similar to acupuncture therapy in many ways. Chinese herbal treatment
works by chemically adjusting the disturbance or imbalance of "Qi" flow to
recover patients from their diseases. Along with progress in science and
technology, medical scientists have found that herbal medicine works by
releasing biological bases such as atropine, ephedrine, and morphine, to
cure a disease.
Pharmacologists can now purify various kinds of biological bases from
herbal compounds to formulate a wide variety of medications for the
treatment of illness.
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