How Does it Work?
Far too often in the medical professions, a patient is told after extensive examination, "There is nothing wrong", "It is all in your head" or "Sorry, you`ll have to learn to live with it". The examining doctor, unable to find the cause of the problem, has little else to tell the patient. Fortunately, many physicians are now referring their patients for an Acupuncture evaluation as a last resort. The human body`s energy flow courses over twelve main meridians or channels that are normally well balanced. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can alter the entire system, producing pain or symptoms in the body. If we were to compare a 175 pound man on one end of a seesaw and a 45 pound child on the other end, it becomes obvious the seesaw would appear broken "due to the fact the heavier person would be sitting on the ground and the lighter would be dangling in the air. Even though the seesaw is producing symptoms of being broken, extensive examination would not reveal anything wrong with the seesaw. The obvious answer is in the balance. Correction of the balance corrects the problem.
This is Acupunctures goal - to restore normalcy to the body`s energy balance by utilizing a combination of Acupoints located on the 12 meridians. This is accomplished by a variety of means, the needles being just one.
Medical research continues in this country and others to attempt to explain in Western scientific terms what the ancient Chinese society centuries earlier described. Today, many theories have been postulated as to why Acupuncture is so effective in pain control. However, as more discoveries are made, more research is indicated.