Acupuncture In North Conway, NH

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The goal of acupuncture, the prime modality used in Classical Chinese medicine, is to restore balance to the internal energies (qi) of an individual, thereby helping to prevent or reverse acute or chronic health issues and promote whole health.

Acupuncture utilizes a refined system of inquiry, assessment, evaluation, and treatment for rebalancing one’s energies. The World Health Organization identifies numerous conditions that have been treated successfully with acupuncture – allergies, headaches, back and joint pain, sports injuries, gynecological issues and infertility to name a few. The results of acupuncture may be dramatic or subtle, but the benefits are long lasting and pervasive.

About Classical Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is the oldest health care system still in use today; it is widely practiced throughout the world. Evolving out of Taoist philosophy, it is based upon laws of nature which are observable by all. According to this healing system, health is not just the absence of symptoms but a state of balance in mind, body and spirit.

Classical Chinese medicine operates upon the universal principle that any change in matter MUST be preceded by a change in the state of energy. The concept of qi is integral to Chinese medicine and philosophy. Qi may be translated as energy or life force – that which animates the world. It is present in all things and throughout the universe. The human body is a microcosm of the macrocosm; the same forces that work in nature also affect the body.

Classical Chinese medicine seeks to affect health by unblocking, freeing or guiding one’s qi via acupuncture points so that the body’s energies flow freely and maintain homeostasis within the environment. Symptoms of seemingly incongruent nature often make perfect sense when looking at the energetic principles of the body. In classical Chinese medicine, the practitioner treats the whole person, not just the disease or the current symptoms. By successfully restoring energetic balance and stress being reduced, the body’s natural healing process can be efficiently optimized and symptoms can be resolved at their root cause.

Eastern vs. Western: How the Medical Practices Differ

Almost everybody knows there are two very unique ways of treating disease and maintaining health. But not everybody knows how these two methodologies differ from one another. And depending on where you live in the world, there may be one that is more prominent than the other. Both systems have their pros and cons. So let’s differentiate between

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The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria,

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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