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acupuncture1The Empowering Nature of Acupuncture

Acupuncture and other forms of Eastern medicine are becoming increasingly sought after due to their empowering nature, giving one back control of their body and health care.

Many health issues are successfully and safely treated with little or no side effects, some that even Western medicine cannot address.

Eastern medicine is based on Qi (pronounced “chee”). Recognized by ancient Chinese, Qi is the vital energy in all life forms and life processes. In the human body, Qi circulates throughout along specific pathways, each associated with a particular physiological system of internal organs. When there is an imbalance of Qi in the body, optimal functioning of these systems is impaired and the result is one of dis-ease.

Using an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis, the flow of Qi in the pathways, or meridians, is determined. Acupuncture points are specific locations on the surface of the body that connect with the meridians, allowing communication with Qi. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, corroborating the locations of the meridians mapped by the ancient healers. Findings from these diagnostic systems combined with other signs and symptoms, creates a composite diagnosis. A treatment plan can then be formulated to return the body to balance and ease.

Acupuncture at Skagit Whole Health Center

The Skagit Whole Health Center, through the energy healing practices of Acupuncture, Chinese nutrition and herbs, Tuina (Chinese Massage), Shiatsu and Qi Gong,  creates a treatment plan that addresses each individuals needs. We treat not only the symptoms, but the root of the illness, thus restoring the balance upon which holistic health is based.

Humans natural state of being is one of wellness and ease. Fatigue, mental and emotional stress, pain and illness are all causes of an imbalance to this state resulting in dis-ease. Energy healing can allow one to return to harmony and ease by bringing balance to the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of being.

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