Acupuncture is a form of noninvasive treatment that practitioners have used to help millions of people get well and stay well. It has evolved into a Holistic health care system and it promotes the power of natural healing. A wide variety of medical problems, including addiction, can be treated through safe, painless and effective acupuncture.
This ancient form of medicinal treatment bases its philosophy on the fact the Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), or ‘Life Energy’, flows throughout all parts of the human body. If there is an imbalance of Qi, or a bad quality or quantity of Qi, a person’s health can be affected. This ‘Life Energy’ flows through pathways in the body called meridians and there are 14 main meridian paths in the body. These meridians transport life-giving Qi to every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body. Anything such as addiction to drugs or alcohol, stress, overexertion, poor diet, too much activity, emotional trauma, or an accident can cause a disruption in this quality flow of Qi and this can cut off nourishment to your organs, glands and entire body.
An acupuncturist will gather all information about a person’s health history and perform a physical exam, which both provide the practitioner with the details they need to determine if there is an imbalance of Qi that might have contributed to the person’s health problems. If a Qi imbalance is detected, an acupuncture will take place where fine, sterile needles are inserted at certain, important acupoints along the person’s meridian pathways. This way of painless insertion can balance Qi where it has become obstructed or unbalanced. Once the obstruction is unblocked and the imbalance is back to normal, the body’s ability to heal itself is restored and the pain can be eliminated.
Acupuncture is a safe, drug free and effective medical treatment that can help with a wide variety of health problems or ailments, including drug or alcohol addiction.