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How is Classical Acupuncture different than TCM?

Most acupuncturists practicing today, study Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. With TCM, practitioners work with 12 primary channel systems. This means, that, when treating a patient, most acupuncturists are limited in how they diagnosis and how they can help you.

Working with the Complementary Channels of Classical Acupuncture, broadens the ability to treat chronic and debilitating disease more effectively.

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. 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 the patient and reduces pain.

Acupuncture needles trigger the brain and connected nervous system. This 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.