I am a true believer of the many health benefits of Acupuncture.
I am totally convinced that acupuncture, massage and chiropractic were extremely beneficial in helping me heal from my accident. The good news was that I would have treatments and feel great for a day or 2. The not so good news was the pain would slowly creep back. I knew I was getting better but the process was painfully slow. I mean that figuratively and physically. My focu in this blog is acupuncture. I will feature other treatments in later posts.When I met Patrick Mummy and learned about Symmetry I knew it was the glue that took those treatments to a new level so that I truly could become pain free. Here is my first video explaining how I felt. My Body Re-Design program includes both Symmetry and Functional Resistance Training. Click here to learn more. If you are receiving the wonderful treatments I mentioned above and are still feeling that the progress is slow, then please think about my program for being the GLUE to make your treatments hold longer so you can heal faster.
The term “acupuncture” describes one of the primary methods of treatment in traditional Oriental medicine and is based on a system of meridians. “Along the meridians lie acupuncture points which are stimulated by needling, pressure or heat to resolve a clinical problem.” The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces:
Yin and Yang
Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. According to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state.” Disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (vital energy).
In TCM the vital energy of life force regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health, influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang along pathways or meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians.
Our universe is composed of the five elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal and water, and these speak, in part, of the interaction between our body and the surrounding environment. Each of the 12 regular or principal meridians is associated with a Chinese organ, such as the heart, pericardium, lung, spleen, liver, kidney (the yin organs) and stomach, gallbladder, large and small intestine, urinary bladder and tri-heater or triple burner (the yang organs). The Chinese organs do not represent the organs that share the same anatomical names in Western science and medicine. The principal meridians are bilaterally symmetrical. There are also mid-line meridians as well as connecting channels or meridians that intersect the regular meridians. For more in depth information about meridians and acupuncture points go to: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2005290110600143
May your life be blessed and pain free,