Palm Springs Acupunture Center
What is acupuncture?
What is an acupuncture treatment like?
What other methods of treatment does an acupuncturist use?
What is Herbal Medicine?
How are the herbs administered?
Do herbs have side effects?
How does your doctor know what is causing your illness?
What kind of diseases can Chinese Medicine treat?
How many treatments are needed?
Do I have to choose between Chinese medicine and other forms of health care?
Regulation of practice
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

acupuncture palm springs - chinese medicineWhat is acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated in ancient China many centuries ago. Along with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture is presently one of the world's main disciplines of primary medical care; serving more than one fourth of the world's population. It is a very precise method of balancing, regulating and strengthening the life force of the human body; called Qi (pronounced chee). Acupuncturists recognize particular pathways called "channels or meridians" through which Qi circulates throughout the body. The channels connect all of the internal organs with the rest of the body and provide a constant flow of energy to every cell. When imbalances or blockages arise in a persons energy system due to stress, injury, over exertion, over eating or any other reason; pain and illness can result. Acupuncturists use these channels for diagnosis and treatment. Inserting needles, massaging or applying heat to the channels and acupuncture points can promote healing, increase circulation, stop pain, reduce inflamation, strengthen one's constitution, regulate and improve the function of the internal organs, build up the immune system, calm the mind and produce a feeling of well being and peace.