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General Information

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of health care. Acupuncture stimulates the electromagnetic energy of the body. In simple terms, it also stimulates the body to communicate more effectively. We use acupuncture for both the functional and structural sides of our practice. Structurally it will increase blood flow, dissipate scar tissue, promote faster healing, and get the healing that normally wouldn’t occur. There are six different ways we do it; Gold Needles, Silver Needles, Red Laser, Green Laser, Electric Stimulation, and Powder which will be determined. Acupuncture is a principle, not a technique. Therefore, there are many ways to stimulate an acupoint other than a needle. Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from Acupuncture over fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern.”

History Of Acupuncture

acupuncture in the shoulder of a person

The history of Acupuncture is typically related to Asia, but the origin is still a mystery. Otzi the Iceman is the oldest found mummy to date – 5,300 years old found in the Italian Alps in 1991. Once analyzed, scientists found 61 tattoos that aligned with meridian acupuncture including copper needles that would have been placed in those tattoo marks. Acupuncture as a whole still has many mysteries surrounding it.

Testing – Electro Meridian imaging

Many of the protocols are pre-determined, but at times we use an examination tool called electro meridian imaging, especially for functional (internal) health. This tool uses the feedback of the meridians that all people have to determine the acupoints necessary for a particular patient. Meridians are the channels in our body that the electromagnetic energy flows through. There are 12 main meridians, 8 extras, 12 divergent, and 15 collateral and you must know how to find and identify those points and understand how they all work with one another and interconnect to get the best return.

How does it Work?

Different people will give different answers to how acupuncture works, but we believe we have narrowed down the most probable cause. We believe that there is an electromagnetic charge throughout the body. In ancient China, this was known as Qi (chi) which you may have heard before. The difference between then and now though is they had no way to explain the shift in energy but today we have some verifiable instances that support our belief.

One of the first times the electromagnetic field theory was researched was with the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. Yuri was meant to spend four weeks in orbit. But, after only two weeks he was brought down due to his health conditions, he was almost dead. After running test after test, simply put, it was determined that the Earth releases an electromagnetic field that keeps our bodies healthy. Since Yuri was so far away for an extended period of time his body was breaking down and needed to be brought back to Earth. Now, however, when we send people to space there are electromagnetic fields, or QRS (Quantum Resonance System) pads, that they utilize to prevent the body from breaking down.

Today, acupuncture requires detailed training. If it is not done correctly you simply will not see results. Think of your body like a radio tower, the earth is sending out electromagnetic, or “radio” signals to our bodies. Acupuncture taps into those signals and, like a radio, if you get close to matching the frequency you may hear some noise, but mostly static, or in the case of acupuncture, not the best results. But, “dialing in” to the correct frequency, or taking your time to dial into the patient and correctly perform acupuncture on them nets you a positive result. The better the acupuncturist the better the results.

If you Are Not a Fan of Needles

Acupuncture does not utilize a typical needle. Generally, when we say needle our mind goes to a hypodermic needle. However, acupuncture needles are incredibly thin, about the width of a hair. It’s possible to fit several acupuncture needles into the space of one hypodermic. Also, acupuncture needles are rounded on the end with the intention of doing as little interference as possible with the skin. A good comparison would be a mosquito bite.

But, if you are someone who really cannot stand needles there are alternatives for you as well! At Holistic Integration, we also use laser, electrical, and even an acu-powder!

What does it assist WITH?

Pain, both Acute and Chronic
Hormone Balance
Nausea and Vomiting
Rheumatoid Arthritis
And much more…..

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the treatment painful? Because of the extreme slenderness of the needle, most people compare the sensations to less than a mosquito bite.

Are results psychological? Many critics have suggested the science is hypnosis or “mind of matter.” However, this criticism is unfounded as results show amazing effects in infants and toddlers as well as veterinary applications.

Are results permanent? For acute problems, results are often permanent. For chronic conditions symptoms may recur from time to time, simply a few additional treatments help at that time.