Based on ancient knowledge compiled over many centuries, acupuncture is a traditional Chinese system to diagnose and treat disease by using needles inserted into the skin in specific points on the body.
In order to have a basic understanding of the effect of acupuncture, it helps to understand the principles of Yin and Yang. According to Chinese philosophy, it is believed these two complementary forces function side by side in the natural world, creating a necessary balance between opposites in which harmony prevails. In this concept, illness in the body was believed to be the result of a disturbance in the balance of Yin and Yang. Using needles inserted into points on the body, traditional acupuncturists could raise or lower the energy level in any organ system within the body. Through its objective of restoring the Yin-Yang balance, the theory asserts that health can be restored.
Acupuncture therapy is based on “Chi”, an unseen energy force that flows throughout the body in a series of channels. Regarded as an essential life force that maintains blood circulation and keeps the body warm, “Chi” regulates organ function and helps to combat disease.
Energy must flow throughout the body uninterrupted by any blockages or disturbances in this flow leading to ill health or disease. “Chi” flows throughout the body in a series of channels which are connected to the internal organs of the body. A channel is a series of acupuncture points that interconnect and act upon the same system or organ. Stimulated acupuncture points can increase or decrease energy balance throughout the body and restore overall health to a diseased organ. Once the imbalance is determined and restored, then the health and well-being of a patient is restored.
For more information or details about acupuncture in Brampton, please contact the clinic of Dr. Arnie Glatter at 905-840-1330. We provide acupuncture in Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon and Woodbridge, Ontario.