Having originated in China over 4,500 years ago, Acupuncture, is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Acupuncture recognizes that there is a vital 'bioelectric' energy flowing in pathways through our bodies controlling the functioning of every organ and system. When this movement of energy or "Qi" (pronounced 'chee') becomes disrupted or blocked, the body is out of balance and cannot function properly. Our illnesses and pain are the results of blocked Qi and Acupuncture takes care in removing those obstacles in the pathways.
When one sees an acupuncturist, patterns of disharmony are determined through evaluation of the pulse, examining the tongue, palpation of the abdomen and reviewing the health history. Through
palpation, areas of contraction and pain are also identified to help assess your condition.
Particular acupuncture points are selected along 14 different pathways, each of which has a specific organ system, emotion and anatomical location that they connect to. By inserting very fine, sterile needles at various points along these pathways that may be located on the arms, legs, back or even on the ear; we can facilitate the healing of physical, emotional and mental issues. Your nervous system is activated when a needle is placed in the body and this action signals the brain to send immune cells, hormones and increase blood circulation into the area where the needle is placed. Blood flow is also increased in the organs and glands that are connected to that acupuncture point.
Acupuncture can help address a wide variety of health concerns including, but not limited to, headaches, allergies, asthma, digestive issues, fertility, PMS, men's health concerns, stress, anxiety and musculoskeletal pain to name a few...
Please visit the History of Acupuncture for more information.
Wyatt LaCoss is a first rate acupuncturist. He has an excellent understanding of traditional medicine, and in depth knowledge of both Chinese and Japanese approaches. He is caring and concerned for his patients. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
~ Gary Stanton, MD Cambridge, MA
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