Acupuncture is a practice in Chinese medicine that is considered to be one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It has positive impacts on all the body’s systems, including the nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, and digestive. Qi, on the other hand, is the energy that flows through the body to keep it in harmony. But when it gets blocked, it can wreak havoc on these systems and decrease your overall sense of well-being.
Working together, acupuncture can get qi flowing once again.
What is Qi?
Simply put, qi is energy. It is what regulates the body inside in order to reach homeostasis. And it is believed that the health of your qi directly relates to how healthy your body is. When your body is upset or feeling disharmony due to ailment, illness, or something else, it can be in direct relation to:
Qi Deficiency. This occurs when enough qi doesn’t make it to where it needs to be, whether due to blockages or just not getting enough of what your body needs.
Excess Qi. Too much qi can also have a negative effect on the body and throw off the proper balance.
Qi Blockages. Not allowing the qi to flow freely can have a detrimental effect on the health of the body. Thankfully there are a few things you can do in an attempt to balance your qi and get it flowing again, including:
- Get proper sleep, both in quantity and quality
- Learn proper breathing techniques
- Eat a balanced diet void of junk food, processed foods, etc., but include foods like whole grains, chicken, ginger, and mushrooms
- Get your mental health balanced
- Practice gentle motion in exercises like qigong or tai chi
And finally, acupuncture is a great option for balancing your qi. Many have found that physical ailments are healed when this method is tried.
Qi and Acupuncture
Acupuncture helps qi flow through the body evenly as yin and yang. It regulates it by stimulating certain points on the body known as acupoints – and there are over 400 of them! All of these acupoints fall along 12 primary meridian lines.
Qi flows through these meridians. Considered like highways throughout the body, sometimes there is a lot of traffic, and other times there are traffic jams. Each of these instances can impact the way your qi moves and your overall sense of health and well-being.
To better your health, you need to have qi that flows smoothly and properly along the meridian. And this is where acupuncture comes in. Combined with herbs, the two work together to bring harmony to the body as the qi gets moving – and you begin feeling like yourself.
Through careful technique, the practitioner is able to manipulate the needles to either increase or decrease the qi’s flow.
The Benefit of Healthy Qi
When your qi is healthy and flowing smoothly, you will feel good. Your body will be in its most optimal, harmonious state. And we can help you get there. At Thurmos Health Center, we combine acupuncture, herbs, and more to help you find balance in a very natural way.
Ready to get started? Contact us today at (323) 372-5150.