Acupuncture treatments with Sofie are always available
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It treats the whole person
Acupuncture treats the whole person. Not just the disease. It effectively treats musculoskeletal problems such as back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as acute and chronic problems ranging from tiredness and headaches to digestive complaints. The soothing effects from acupuncture also work very well for stress and anxiety.
As a holistic practitioner, I understand the importance of considering the mind and emotions along with the physical body in the assessment of your health.
It works with the energy
The acupuncturist inserts fine needles into certain identified acupuncture points on “meridians” which run throughout the body and correspond to certain organs. Meridians can be thought of as a highway of energy, or “qi” in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture works by getting rid of the roadblocks on this energy superhighway.
When there is congestion on the highway, energy gets backed up. When the meridians are clear (no roadblocks), the qi flows freely. Each meridian “homes” to an organ and each organ has certain associations, such as emotions, body parts, organs etc. For example, the emotion of the liver in Chinese medicine is anger. When the qi is blocked it can cause liver qi stagnation, which can result in anger. It goes both ways, though — when you’re angry a lot, you can block the flow of liver qi.
It lower stress levels and helps with chronic problems
It increases strength and endurance
Acupuncture has been shown to relieve stress and promote relaxation. These include stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin, the body's natural “feel good” opiates that promote a feeling of general well-being. Many people have undergone this treatment and found it to be helpful in getting relieved from stress and anxiety.
Fatigue and chronic illnesses take time to address. Weekly acupuncture treatments are optimal. Disorders can be adressed with and without a western medical diagnosis. Chronic conditions can respond well to Chinese medicine. They require long-term care so the patient must be able to make a commitment to an extended treatment plan.
Throughout history, acupuncture has been used to increase strength and endurance by athletes and soldiers alike. According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture boosts levels of both blood and qi. These work together to give you greater strength and endurance and avoid illness and injuries.