Chinese Medicine is 3,000–year–old system of holistic health care that encompasses acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet therapy, massage techniques, and qigong. It works by guiding the body back to its natural state of balance.
Stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, back pain, arthritis, headaches, allergies, insomnia, PMS, infertility, menopausal symptoms, IBS, and digestive problems are just a few of the conditions it can treat. We view health as not merely the absence of disease, but living in accordance with who we truly are.
Acupuncture works by regulating the body's energy, or qi (“chee”). Qi needs to flow freely along its pathways in order to maintain good health. When qi gets stuck or depleted, you feel pain or get sick. An acupuncturist inserts hair–thin needles into specific points along the energy pathways in order to restore the proper flow of qi so the body can heal itself.
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In Chinese Medicine, herbs are blended together to correct the underlying imbalance in the body as well as alleviating the symptoms. Life in Balance Acupuncture’s herbal pharmacy contains over 120 different herbs for making customized formulas to address your specific condition. A well–designed Chinese Herb formula can treat many different symptoms at once.
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In Classical Chinese Medicine, there are “Three Treasures:” vitality, energy, and spirit. When all three are integrated, an individual can realize his/her full potential. An acupuncture point can be an opening to your deepest healing, a doorway to your the next stage of the evolution of your consciousness.
Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is the practice of cultivating your own energy by working with breath, intention, and movement. A form of moving meditation, qigong is a powerful tool for self-healing and relieving stress. Just as an acupuncturist uses needles to balance the qi of the different organ systems in the body, you can help keep your own qi flowing well and recharge yourself by practicing qigong regularly.
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