About Energy Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient medical system from China, which has a history of over 2500 years. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the main energy of the body is divided into two main polarities – the Yin and the Yang . These two energies balance each other when we are healthy. But if there is an imbalance between these, this would result in disease. In order to heal the disease, the energies should be brought to balance again. This ‘balancing’ is done by needling different points on the body. These points are found on lines (or meridians) of energy flow throughout the body. The lines represent the energies of different organs of our body. For instance, the ‘Heart energy’ flows along one line and the ‘Kidney energy’ flows on another. There are altogether 14 such meridians on the body. They have many different points on them, 361 points in all.
There are different points to pull energy from other organs when there is a weakness, and we call them tonification points; and other points to send away energy to various organs if there was too much, and these are called sedation points. Using the various points – we can send energy from one to another organ, or from one to another place in the body. This treatment can be done even better by using different needling techniques, moxibustion, cupping therapy and electrical stimulation of the needles. This treatment may bring upon immediate results, or it may be that it takes a few days for the patient to feel the effect of the treatment. It is possible that the initial improvement after treatment will lessen after a few days interval, and the patient needs a course of treatment to stabilise the results. This is because, the body has set in the ways of the ‘imbalance’ and even though balance is now obtained, the body will return to its old ways and needs further gentle reminders!
The treatment is done as a course of 4-12 sessions. The first treatment sessions are close together –may be 2 sessions weekly- and the intervals are slowly increased as the patient improves. If the patient is very well, the treatment can be stopped after the first few. As a rule, new problems respond quicker than old problems, and young patients respond faster than the older ones.