Chinese Flow Medicine - Dr. Andrea Hingst


Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice, entails the stimulation of specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin. With a history spanning over 2,000 years, it serves as a fundamental aspect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The primary objective of acupuncture is to harmonize the flow of energy, known as “qi” (pronounced “chee”), within the body.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of small, sterile, single-use needles into specific points along nerve pathways in the body. These needles act as electrical conductors, regulating the flow of nerve signals from the brain to the body. This, in turn, helps to regulate the circulatory system and restore blood flow to previously blocked areas. As blood flow returns, the body’s other systems are triggered to regulate and heal any dysfunction.

Despite common fears, acupuncture needles are typically the diameter of a few human hairs and are often not felt at all. Retained for around 30 minutes, they can cause the body to shift into a deep state of relaxation. Each treatment focuses on both acute symptoms and underlying causes, leaving patients feeling great while preventing future issues.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a time-tested holistic healing technique with a wide range of benefits. By stimulating specific points on the body with fine needles, acupuncture can alleviate pain, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. It’s known to enhance the body’s natural healing processes, making it an effective treatment for various conditions, including chronic pain, migraines, and anxiety. With its non-invasive nature and minimal side effects, acupuncture offers a safe and natural alternative to conventional medicine. Many people also find that acupuncture improves their overall well-being by enhancing energy levels and fostering a sense of balance and harmony in both body and mind. Explore the potential benefits of acupuncture for yourself and discover a path to better health and wellness.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Digestion Disorders
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Auto-Immune Conditions
  • Chronic Infection/Illnesses
  • Cancer Support
  • Respiratory Concerns
  • Circulatory Disorders
  • Urinary Complications
  • Obstetrical Conditions
  • Psychological and Emotional Concerns
  • Neurological Problems
  • Sensory Conditions
  • Pediatrics Disorders
  • Skin Problems
  • Addictions
  • Metabolic Imbalances

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