Put simply, acupuncture is the insertion of fine, sterile needles at specific points to regulate the body’s energy flow and to treat a wide variety of ailments. Acupuncture and herbal medicine form the cornerstones of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been practiced for over 2000 years. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the body’s vital energy, or Qi, sustains vitality. If this energy flow is disrupted, a person will experience pain or disease.
Acupuncture regulates the flow of Qi, and most people experience a profound relaxation during treatments. Modern research has shown that acupuncture works with the central nervous system to stimulate the release of endorphins, improve circulation, and enhance immune function. There have been large, well-designed studies that prove the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating arthritis, increasing the success rate of IVF, real treatment for headaches and many other ailments.
Body Techniques offers Acupuncture and Herbal-Based healing treatments with Hamid Malek-Madani, L.Ac
As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I am well-trained to relieve pain and discomfort of others. I accomplish this goal effectively with the application of acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. Chinese Medicine is one of many modalities, including allopathic and alternative medicine, that is now available in the U.S. I believe that part of being an effective practitioner has to do with the art of listening and seeing the whole of the person sitting before me. There are times that individual circumstances dictate addressing the pain directly. Other times we treat the root cause as well as the manifesting symptoms. Sometimes the response is immediate, on other occasions several treatments may be required for deeper or more chronic conditions. There are also times that psycho-emotional components play a large role. Living with some level of stress appears as an inherent aspect of modern life, and it also happens to be the underlying cause of a majority of ailments. An important aspect of my practice is providing a mutual sense of trust and honor while listening to and working with each patient. My primary goal is to eliminate my patients discomfort and pain. Sometimes the condition itself and the treatment process can provide us with new insights. Please allow me to share with you an aspect of myself that I have come to know through personal experience.
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