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What is Acupuncture Bellingham?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have a rich history in excess of 2500 years.  Already used widely throughout Asia and Europe and acupuncture Bellingham is considered one of the newest primary health care modalities in the United States.

Acupuncture can increase fertility, strengthen the body, prevent disease, manage pain, calm the mind, enhance health, assist in sports performance, facilitate addiction recovery, and improve longevity.

The main concept behind Acupuncture is an energy force called “Qi” (pronounced chee) which circulates throughout the human body using specialized pathways called Meridians or channels with “Acupuncture points” where the energy is most concentrated.  It is believed that free flowing of the Qi keeps a person healthy.  If ever the flow of the Qi is blocked for any reason, illness results.  Acupuncture restores the proper balance and flow of the Qi, returning health to the patient.

One of the most common uses of Acupuncture is pain relief.  This includes migraine, backache, period pain, arthritic and rheumatic pain, post-operative pain, and post-injury pain.

The World Health Organization has declared Acupuncture successful treats a variety of medical conditions:

  • Ear, nose, and throat disorders:  common cold, sinusitis, tonsillitis, hay fever, rhinitis and tooth pain.
  • Respiratory disorders: acute bronchitis and bronchial asthma.
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders: gastritis, indigestion duodenal ulcer, hiccoughs, colitis, constipation and diarrhea.
  • Eye disorders: Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, juvenile myopia and mild cataract.
  • Neurological and Muscular-skeletal: Trigeminal neuralgia, headache, stroke syndromes, Meniere’s disease, neuralgia, bladder dysfunction, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, lower back pain and osteoarthritis.

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