Classical Chinese Medicine
Welcome! Essential Energy offers a drug-free choice for health!
The goal of acupuncture, the prime modality used in Classical Chinese medicine, is to restore balance to the internal energies (qi) of an individual, thereby helping to prevent or reverse acute or chronic health issues and promote whole health.
Acupuncture utilizes a refined system of inquiry, assessment, evaluation, and treatment for rebalancing one's energies. The World Health Organization identifies numerous conditions that have been treated successfully with acupuncture - allergies, headaches, back and joint pain, sports injuries, gynecological issues and infertility to name a few. The results of acupuncture may be dramatic or subtle, but the benefits are long lasting and pervasive.
About Classical Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is the oldest health care system still in use today; it is widely practiced throughout the world. Evolving out of Taoist philosophy, it is based upon laws of nature which are observable by all. According to this healing system, health is not just the absence of symptoms but a state of balance in mind, body and spirit.
Classical Chinese medicine operates upon the universal principle that any change in matter must be preceded by a change in the state of energy. The concept of qi is integral to Chinese medicine and philosophy. Qi may be translated as energy or life force - that which animates the world. It is present in all things and throughout the universe. The human body is a microcosm of the macrocosm; the same forces that work in nature also affect the body.
Classical Chinese medicine seeks to affect health by unblocking, freeing or guiding one's qi via acupuncture points so that the body's energies flow freely and maintain homeostasis within the environment. Symptoms of seemingly incongruent nature often make perfect sense when looking at the energetic principles of the body. In classical Chinese medicine, the practitioner treats the whole person, not just the disease or the current symptoms. By restoring energetic balance, ailments are resolved at their root cause.
"A generation ago, Dr. Valerie Hunt of UCLA demonstrated how the body's energetic emissions display chaotic changes before pathological conditions develop in the tissue . . . Ailments begin as energetic imbalances."
Julianne Bien, AOM Alliance,
The Forum, Winter 2005