What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as Qi – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities – Yin and Yang – and when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.
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Greg Sr. For about a year and a half I suffered from an impingement in my shoulder. The pain had gotten so bad I had begun to lose sleep. My lifts were also being effected tremendously. I had very little movement to the shoulder that I could barely raise it above my head. I had heard about a procedure called Active Release Therapy (ART) and that's when I found Dr. Kristine. Dr. Kristine immediately knew my problem and attacked it aggressively with treatments twice a week. After the first visit, I felt instant relief and was able to get a good night's rest. Her early morning office hours were very convenient with my early gym/work schedule. Kristine and her receptionists always had friendly smiles and a welcoming, clean professional practice. I've recommended clients as well as co-workers, family and friends to her and they've come away more knowledgeable as well as free from pain. She explains the cause of your problem as well as showing proper form from preventing any more injuries. The shoulder was one of many areas that Kristine has treated for me. Thanks for having such a Great Practice.