The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life force energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely through the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to “reprogram” and restores normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Treatment at Acupuncture Therapy Clinic NYC varies for each individual. Physical therapy, trigger point therapy, and chiropractic care are not the only medical disciplines that help treat pain. Patients may require a more attentive healing that restores the body’s function and balance, acupuncture can do just that. Acupuncture can benefit most muscular and skeletal issues like arthritis, tennis elbow, neck pain, sciatica, low back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other general body pain.