Are you looking for acupuncture services in Phoenix? With all of the advancements in modern medicine, people often forget or ignore the benefits of acupuncture. However, acupuncture is one of only a few health care options that has a history encompassing a time frame extending back before 10,000 BC. Over that time, acupuncture has helped millions of people recover from hundreds of sicknesses and heal in a non-invasive, natural way.
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH?
The chronic problems we face with our health have three underlying causes. The first is emotional stress. Stress can create imbalance at several levels in our bodies including in our hormones and neurotransmitters which impacts our endocrine and nervous systems. This can impact any organ system or muscle group in our bodies. The second problem is trauma. Traumas occur throughout our life and their effect of them accumulates with time. If the healing from trauma is interrupted, complete healing might never occur causing a chronic problem. The third problem is toxicity.
Unfortunately, we live in a toxic environment. Worse than that, many of us have habits or lifestyles in which we expose ourselves to even more toxins. In any case, toxicity leads to the malfunction of our bodies which robs us of our health. With repeated exposure to stress, trauma, and toxins, it is easy to understand how our body's natural state becomes disrupted. While many health care professionals resort to chemical prescription drugs and surgery to treat the symptoms that result from the imbalances, acupuncturists focus on restoring the flow of vital substances and helping the body to heal naturally.
UNDERSTANDING QI AND ACUPUNCTURE
Qi is energy within the body. As all energy flows, Qi flows throughout the body along meridians. This flow can be interrupted, causing disruptions of energy that are vital to every cell, organ, and muscle in the human body. At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain, and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.
Qi disruptions can be compared to a dam that blocks a stream. Just as the water of the stream is backed up, Qi backs up in the body restricting the flow throughout. This disruption is damaging to a person’s organs as it stops an important exchange of information between the tissues and cells.
There are other things that can disrupt Qi, such as; trauma, lack of physical activity, improper diet, stress, Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, and seasonal changes.
If this disruption of Qi remains for an extended period of time it can cause illness, pains, and fatigue, but through acupuncture, the body is able to restore itself back to a healthy state.
WHAT DOES AN ACUPUNCTURIST DO?
Our acupuncturists at Premier Medical Integration will conduct a comprehensive health history to see if you would benefit from our care. This information will allow us to construct a treatment plan that will benefit each individual patient and help them on the pathway to a healthy life and overall well-being.
When we locate the disruptions of Qi, sterile acupuncture needles are placed under the skin in the corresponding areas. Again, this is painless and completely safe. The needles stimulate areas of Qi disruption allowing flow to be restored. When the flow is restored, the body will be more able to heal itself.
If you have additional questions about acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call. Our team at Premier Medical Integration will be happy to assist you.