Grand Island, NE Chiropractors
“There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine.”
-National Institute of Health, 1997 Consensus on Acupuncture
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic
health care system. The doctor will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the
body’s Qi and promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power
and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being.
It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
What is Qi and how does it travel?
the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced
“chee”), or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the
body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health
is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are 14 main
meridians and each is connected to specific organs and glands. Many
things influence the balance of Qi. Physical and emotional trauma,
stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, diet,
accidents or excessive activity can lead to an imbalance of Qi.
What should I expect during treatment?
the acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague
numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a
sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is
called the “Qi sensation”. All these reactions are good and a sign that
the treatment is working. After treatment, you may feel energized or may
experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Acupuncture is recognized to be effective in the treatment of
over 2000 conditions including: