In modern acupuncture, practitioners typically work with 12 primary channel systems. This limits the scope of treatment.
Though working with these Primary channels is invaluable, the expansion of understanding other, Complementary channels, broadens the ability to treat chronic and debilitating disease more effectively.
These Complementary Channels are the channels used in Classical Acupuncture.
Classical Acupuncture is the thorough study of 68 Meridians or Channel systems on the body, as taught by Taoist priest, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen.
Channels are pathways of energy on the body. Working with the Primary 12 channels is the basis of most modern day treatments, working with the Complementary channels, broadens the ability to treat chronic and debilitating disease more effectively. These channels, also support self growth and cultivation.
Acupuncture balances the body, physically and emotionally, to facilitate well-being. Chinese Medicine stimulates the nervous system and releases natural pain killing chemicals , such as, endorphins and opioids into the blood. This relaxes teh patient and reduces pain.
Acupuncture needles triggers the brains hypothalamus and pituitary and adrenals. The signal alters the production of certain stress hormones and immune molecules which help the body cope with stressors such as bacteria, viruses, emotional trauma or pain.
Acupuncture alters signals to and from the brain by encouraging the release of neurotransmitters. This affects certain parts of the central nervous system resulting in better blood flow and activation of the immune system.
Acupuncture helps the healing process by allowing nutrients to enter an area and removing waste products that gather from injury. This is necessary for building new tissue and healing injuries.
In situations of acute pain, most patients experience pain relief after their first treatment, because acupuncture relaxes muscles that are in spasm and increases mobility of joints by promoting blood flow.This decreases swelling and stiffness.
Chinese Acupuncture balances the body, physically and emotionally, to facilitate well-being.