What is Acupuncture?Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to heal illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. Tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body, where they are gently stimulated to trigger the body's natural healing response. Acupuncture is effective for controlling pain and can regulate the body's physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders.
How Does Acupuncture Work?Acupuncture was developed on the understanding that there are twelve main channels, or "regular meridians" running vertically across and throughout the human body connecting the internal organs. It is a tenet of acupuncture that Qi flows along these meridian lines. Qi is somewhat equivalent to the western idea of vitality or life-force.
The operating philosophy of traditional acupuncture is that disease is caused by interrupted energy flow at specific points on the body's surface. Acupuncture thus involves the insertion of a needle(s) at the affected point(s) in order to stimulate Qi flow and harmonize energy flow in the body. How does traditional acupuncture translate into our modern medical understanding?
Acupuncture Treatment : The acupuncture system utilized at the Pacific Wellness Institute is designed to relieve your symptoms and address the root cause of the problem simultaneously in the most effective and timely manner possible. Our system is based on Dr. Tanaka's extensive research and clinical experience.
What conditions can be treated by acupuncture?Our acupuncturists at The Pacific Wellness Institute have experience treating a wide variety of health conditions and illnesses such as:
- Neck and shoulder stiffness
- Low back and hip pain
- Sports injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- TMJ pain
- IBS and other digestive disorders
- Gynecological problems and fertility issues
- Anxiety and depression
- and many other physical and emotional ailments
Style of Acupuncture SystemAcupuncture has developed in the past few thousand years, through a rich tradition of trial and error, into an 'empirical' medicine. In the United States and Canada, many different styles of acupuncture have been introduced such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, etc. Despite such diversity, acupuncture is often discussed in general form. Physiological response from acupuncture varies greatly based on various factors, not only on practitioner's skills but also on style of acupuncture.
Clean Needle and Strict Hygiene Policy: Our acupuncturists follow strict hygienic and clean needle procedures. Always use fresh clean sheets and use only the highest quality disposable acupuncture needles.
Gentle techniques: Japanese acupuncture treatment techniques used here are not only highly effective but also distinctively gentle and painless.
Conditions: Because our procedure is virtually non-invasive, the treatment can be applied safely and effectively for a wide range of health conditions.
Research: Most patients are treated with our innovative approach called Acupuncture and Sound Assisted Autonomic Modulation Technique which involves Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion in combination with a specific HRV biofeedback breathing exercise.