Learn the fascinating practice of acupuncture through the eyes of Damiana Gisele Garcia, a young woman from San Rafael who holds a Diploma in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Oriental Medicine. Zen Qi Center at the Institute. Learn how this ancient Chinese technique treats a variety of conditions and promotes health through the balancing of qi. Learn how acupuncture can provide relief from stress, anxiety, and many other ailments.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a method based on Chinese medicine that treats various conditions by stimulating specific points on the skin through the insertion of needles. These needles are minimally invasive and are used to affect tissues, glands, organs and various body functions. Each needle produces a small wound at the insertion site, which is enough to trigger the body’s response. These include stimulation of the immune system, promotion of circulation, wound healing and modulation of pain. This theory explains why acupuncture can rapidly improve pain by increasing blood flow and immune response to the affected area.
What is the philosophy behind acupuncture?
The Chinese philosophy behind acupuncture is based on the belief in qi, an invisible life force that flows through the body. When qi flows properly, there is health, but when it becomes blocked or stagnant, disease manifests. Energy meridians are the channels through which qi flows in the body. With acupuncture, we work on these channels to restore the flow of qi and balance the body. We can also treat pain without placing needles directly on the affected area, which is known as distal acupuncture.
How can acupuncture treat stress or anxiety?
Acupuncture may provide relief from stress and anxiety through several mechanisms. Stimulation of acupuncture points releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers, and blocks pain signals. In addition, it helps fight insomnia and fatigue. From a Chinese medicine perspective, acupuncture balances qi, identifying and treating imbalances in internal organs that may be the underlying cause of anxiety.
What can be treated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a versatile Chinese medicine tool that has historically been used to treat a wide variety of health problems. It can be effective in cases of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, pain like trigeminal pain, anxiety problems, stress, insomnia, depression, regulation of menstrual cycle, fertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and more. It is especially recognized for its effectiveness in treating muscular pain, neurological, rheumatoid, menstrual problems, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, gynecological problems, fertility and digestive problems.
Any last message?
“A part of healing always lies in the desire to heal.” If you wish to receive acupuncture treatment, I am available from Monday to Saturday, 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, by taking an appointment by calling 2604 628214.