The Acupuncture & Nutrition Center in Houston, Texas has acupuncturists that are well-versed, well-trained, licensed and ready to share with you the benefits of Chines Acupuncture.

What is Chinese Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a part of Chinese medicine and utilizes extremely fine needles or moxa (artemix vulgaris) inserted into strategic areas of the body in efforts to promote healing and prevention and treatment of diseases. It was discovered and developed by the Chinese and has been around for several thousand years.  The flow of Qi and blood through established channels or meridians in the body is stimulated by placing a small needle in a specific area to bring more Qi and blood to the painful areaContact Us Now About Acupuncture for Chinese-Acupuncture.The needles are not simply applied randomly, but applied mostly at specific body points known as acupoints. These acupoints have been identified along many pathways (known as meridians) in and on the body.

What is Qi (chee)? In Chinese terminology, Qi (chee) represents movement of energy. Western medical terminology does not have a direct word-equivalent of Qi. The word that most closely associates with Qi, is inertia. Ancient Chinese medicine suggests that blockages in the body cause most aches, pains, and ailments. Stimulating the Qi and blood opens avenues to allow the body to heal itself. The major pathways for Qi (chee) in your body, called meridians, connect your internal organs and traverse outwards to link with your extremities which lay on the exterior of the body. Fourteen energy channels are recognized by this ancient Chinese medicine, including the head, arms, hands, legs, feet, torso and internal organs.

WHAT IS AN ACUPOINT? An acupoint is a specific spot on the body where needling can be applied in order to bring about an intended therapeutic effect. When a needle is inserted in that specific spot, functional reactions by certain organs of the body or changes of the viscera will occur.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
This is a frequently asked question and there is no single universally accepted answer. According to Chinese acupuncture theory, Qi is the key word that explains how and why acupuncture works. Qi or vital force (or life energy) is invisible and immeasurable. This vital force circulates through the meridians to all parts of the body. When there is balanced, free flow of this life energy, there is good health.

However, if there is any blockage or gridlock of the amount, flow or balance of Qi, there will be ill health, pain or a lack of well-being. Acupuncture has the capability of balancing and moving this energy flow so the organs and body systems can work together. This harmony then provides a basis for the body to heal itself and maintain its own good health. Acupuncture Houston Texas can provide you and your family with these proven benefits.

WHAT ARE NEEDLE TREATMENTS LIKE? DO THEY HURT?
Acupuncture needles are very thin, sterilized, disposable needles. They are typically no bigger around than a human hair or piece of thread. They do not hurt as much as medical injections because medical hypodermic needles are stiff, hollow and thick for forcing liquid into a patient’s body. Acupuncture needles are solid, flexible and stainless steel.

When inserted there is a slight pinch that lasts less than a second. There can also be a slight sensation when the needle makes contact with Qi. This energy awareness may cause a slight tingling sensation, but is not considered painful.

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO ACUPUNCTURE?
Most often there are no side effects from acupuncture. However, because energy is being moved in new ways as healing begins, the patient may experience some unfamiliar sensations. Some describe the feeling as a floating experience and/or having a greater sense of calm after the treatment. On occasion there is some slight bruising which can occur but most patients feel relaxed after the treatment from Acupuncture Houston Texas and look forward to their next visit.

HOW LONG DO TREATMENTS TAKE?
Depending on each person’s condition and treatment plan, each treatment averages thirty minutes to an hour. The initial treatment usually lasts longer than the average follow up treatment.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS AND HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME?
Because each patient is unique in their health concerns and their response to treatment may vary, the number and frequency of treatments may change from one person to another.

Because your health concerns are unique to you, your response to Chinese acupuncture treatment may vary and the number and frequency of treatments may change to suit your particular needs. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at the phone number below or use our convenient Contact Us form. We will reply to your questions as soon as possible.

Acupuncture & Nutrition Clinic
9660 Hillcroft, Suite 202
Houston, Texas 77096
Phone: 713-721-7755

 

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