Performance Enhancement

The Classic Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface.  These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues.  An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in the others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points.  The acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams and reestablish regular flow through the meridians.  Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption,  energy production activities, and in the circulation of energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupunture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain.  These chemicals either change the experience of pain, or they  trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.  Operating within a Medical Acupuncture model, you can treat a variety of specific muscle and peripheral nervous system problems.  The improved energy and biochemial balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating  the body’ natural healing abilities,   promoting physical and emotional well-being  and in improved, more efficient physical performance.