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What is Acupuncture and how does it work ?

Acupuncture - Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body can manifest dis-harmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these dis-harmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) causing dysfunction, discomfort or pain. Acupuncture balances the forces of yin and yang within the body thus restoring the smooth flow of qi.  By inserting 'hair-thin' needles, then stimulating them at specific points along channels or meridians in the body, an acupuncturist is able to balance the yin and yang and balance the qi to help return the body to the natural balanced state. It is in this state that the body's ability to heal itself is promoted and we are able to heal faster and more efficiently.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes! Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in safety and Clean Needle Technique. I have passed comprehensive board examinations administered by the state if California as well as the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

 

Acupuncture -
Harmony Healing Center
2245 Santa Clara Ave., Suite 218
Alameda, CA 94501
ph. 510-814-8771
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