There are about 400 different points of the body linked together by “nerve centers.” These “meridians” control the flow of vital life energy forces called qi (pronounced chee). Illness only results when qi is out of balance. To rebalance the energy, trained acupuncturists insert disposable hair-thin stainless steel needles at a slight angle to stimulate a new flow of healing energy.
Western medicine understands the release of “endorphins” vital to energizing the body’s attempts to protect and restore itself when threatened. Chinese medicine produces results by stimulating the natural defenses of the body with acupuncture and natural herbs. It is a self-healing system that has produced results for thousands of years without unnecessary surgery or the use of drugs with serious side effects.
We prepare and use all natural plants and minerals as prescriptive medicine. Traditional Chinese herbs treat many disorders and diseases successfully. Herbs affect blood and Qi disorders through nourishment and assimilation. We customize a formula for a patient’s condition. Ling’s Acupuncture clinic carries over 300 combinations of highly concentrated herbs and formulas. All products conform to USDA heavy metal restrictions and do not contain harmful artificial colors or preservatives.
Auricular Acupuncture (ear points)
Used with body acupuncture as a means of drug and alcohol detoxification amid withdrawal, weight control and relaxation promotion.
Moxibustion is related to and often practiced with acupuncture. It focuses heat to acupoints using a powdered substance (moxi) that increases blood circulation.
A technique that is especially useful in the treatment of problems of local Qi, or blood stagnation in the channels, and is usually performed as an alternative to acupuncture.
A strong method of self-treatment handed down in China. The TCM doctor, recommends an energetically balanced diet to treat disharmonies and particularly many diseases in the digestive system.