The body communicates with itself in two main ways, with electrical signals through the nerves or with endocrine or immunological factors circulating in the blood. Acupuncture, by inserting a metallic implement into tissue, works by utilizing both of those pathways. Through astute observation and experimentation, ancient Chinese physicians worked out a reliable map and method to use these miniscule needles to send and receive messages directly to their patients’ physiology. Thinking of the human body as its own ecosystem, acupuncture treatments are approached as if the physician is dredging or stirring or redirecting improperly flowing water.
The practice philosophy at Yi Guan Acupuncture is to send a clear message to the body with comparatively few needles but used with a deliberate focus on skilled manipulation of the needle to fine-tune that message and read the body’s response.
Acupuncture for chronic pain, and acute pain, can yield good results. Here are the ways acupuncture is thought to relieve pain.
There is great acupuncture in Austin. But did you know there are different levels of focus and training among doctors? Click to learn more.
When comparing Chinese medicine versus Western medicine keep in mine that each is looking at the same thing, just from two different perspectives.