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Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
"In the hands of a well-trained practitioner, acupuncture is a safe and pleasant experience. Dr. Chacko is MD Certified in Acupuncture."
- Dr. Jeffrey Chacko, MD
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most common form of acupuncture studied and practiced in the United States. At the Acupuncture Center, we embrace all aspects of TCM. The main focus in this style is to promote balance to the body, no matter what the condition is. If one is balanced, then their physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual well-being is optimally functioning.
When a Western Doctors performs Acupuncture; it is defined as Medical Acupuncture. Medical Acupuncture's main goal is the cessation of pain, or pain management. Acupuncture points are selected to yield neurological responses to block pain. Many times electric stimulation is added to the needles at a specific setting to act as a nerve block.