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Jade Star: How acupuncture can relieve your stress

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:54:19-05


Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
How Does It Work? Acupuncture is part of a 5,000-year-old system of medicine developed in China. The Chinese medical scholars believed the body’s energy, called Qi, flowed through specific pathways in the body called meridians. Along these meridians were energy nodes (areas that qi gathers) commonly called "points” that could influence the flow of energy that associated with organs and the parts of the body. By placing needles at these points it was thought that it could strongly influence the energy of the body, directing its movement, correcting imbalances within the meridians and organs.

Today, modern research findings are consistent with the ancient application of this technique. Western medical researchers, led by the National Institutes of Health, have done numerous studies that have consistently found positive effects within the body.

This is a list of just some of what we can treat with acupuncture:

  • Stress relief
  • Depression and/or anxiety symptoms
  • Diabetes treatments
  • Allergies, both seasonal and other
  • Cold and Flu treatment
  • Arthritis pain
  • PTSD side effects such as anxiety
  • Chronic pain from injury
  • ADHD in children
  • Restless legs
  • Weight loss
  • Frustration
  • Quitting smoking