The body’s qi (bio-electric energy or electric potential) is activated or stimulated with the insertion of the needles and as a result increases blood flow, reduces physiological tension inducing a relaxation response that results in a balancing of Yin and Yang (our bodies own built in homeostatic abilities). As a result of the body experiencing the needle effect, the immune system responds with a series of chemical and neurotransmitter responses that induces the body’s ability to correct itself with a series of immunological and pain managing responses.
One of the unique features of the vision of Chinese Medicine is the idea that dis-ease is an expression of mind, body and spirit.
Acu-Therapy is a treatment modality that incorporates a modern adaptation of an ancient Chinese medicine healing practice using the “Non-Somatic Extraordinary Vessels” (NSEV), acupuncture, psychology and various other modalities that include using the individual’s energy through such techniques as meditation. Its primary objective is to address emotional distress, such as depression, anxiety, addictions, etc. that has, over time, manifested into physical pain or general disruption in the enjoyment of daily living.
Acupuncture uses very thin needles. The insertion is painless or nearly painless. In addition to needles the acupuncture points can be painlessly stimulated using a variety of herbal preparations, non-penetrating tools, magnets, sound vibration, micro-current, electrical stimulation, bio-stimulation, massage, moxibustion and other forms of heat.
Acupuncturists are licensed and regulated by the State of Florida as primary healthcare providers. All needles are single use and disposable. It is one of the least invasive and safest forms of healthcare available today.
Historically, acupuncture has been used to treat children for all types of illnesses. Most often today acupuncturists see children for stress, ADHD, behavioral issues, digestive issues, frequent colds and flus, allergies, and chronic and acute pain. Children generally respond more quickly than adults to acupuncture and other non-needle treatments.
Acupuncture Physicians have at their disposal many additional modalities for the restoration and maintenance of health. Acupuncture utilizes moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tui na, magnets, bio-stimulation, sound therapy, electrical stimulation and acupuncture injection therapy as additional therapeutic modalities. Chinese Herbology and food therapy (modalities of internal medicine), qi gong and tai ji chuan (modalities of therapeutic exercise) are also utilized by Acupuncture Physicians.
Clark Acupuncture Associates
130 No. Dixie Highway
Hollywood, FL 33020
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