Among the major assumptions in Eastern medicine are that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state” and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang.
This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”, meaning vital energy) along pathways known as meridians.
Treatment involves needling at different points along the meridians where there is too much or too little energy to restore balance to the body.
Currently, there is not one western scientific theory that collaboratively explains all of the physiological mechanisms underlying the effects of Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a key component in Eastern medicine approach to healing disease and disorders of the body.Stimulation of the appropriate acu-points through acupuncture treatment helps to restore sufficient, continuous, and even flow of Qi and other nutrients throughout the body, restoring health and balance to the body while relieving pain and other symptoms.Modern acupuncture needles are stainless steel, and are between one-half and three inches long, ultra-fine, and quite flexible.We also have herbs and supplements to help with these conditions.To qualify for licensing in California, individuals must meet specified educational requirements and pass a comprehensive State licensing examination.