Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that has treated and prevented disease for thousands of years—people rely on Chinese Medicine to maintain good health as well as to heal from existing health conditions. At Healing from Within, Megan specializes in Women's and Children’s Health, Pregnancy and Post-partum, Digestive Disorders, Allergies, and Mental and Emotional Health.
Acupuncture is employed to promote health and alleviate sickness through the stimulation of specific anatomical acupuncture points which help to reduce pain and help the body restore homeostasis. By maintaining homeostasis, the body is able to function in its normal, healthy state.
Acupuncture needles are hair thin, not hollow like a medical doctor may use. The needles are used in acupuncture to stimulate the body's own energy to effect symptomatic relief and treat the root cause of any imbalance. Not everyone experiences sensation when the needles are inserted, but sometimes one may feel tingling or warmth—once the needles are inserted, the experience is often quite relaxing. The acupuncture needles are prepackaged in sterile, airtight packaging, are single use, and disposed of as medical waste just like at the doctor’s office.
Acupuncture is effective in treating a wide variety of conditions and is recognized by prominent organizations such as the National Institutes for Health and the World Health Organizations (WHO). The WHO recognizes that acupuncture has been proven through clinical studies to be effective in treating a long list of ailments including allergies, depression, headaches and physical pain.
Acupuncture is known to increase endorphins (which are the body’s natural painkillers) and increase blood circulation—which, in turn, heals injured tissues and organs and offers pain relief. Acupuncture can clear blockages and obstructions in the body that can cause pain and illness to occur. Other causes of channel obstruction are injury and trauma, emotional imbalance, poor diet, inactivity, lack of rest, and chronic disease. By removing channel obstruction, increasing circulation, and reducing pain, acupuncture is a unique approach to stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms.