There are a lot of ways to approach healing. If the conventional approach to healing isn’t working for you, why not look further afield? Other healing modalities have been around for decades, even centuries. One of those options is to make use of acupuncture points.
The Circulatory System No One Teaches You
If you took Biology 101 in school, you know your body has a circulatory system that involves your blood.
But did you also know your body has a system that circulates natural energy? In acupuncture terms, your meridians help circulate your Qi (chee: vital energy) to support your body at a cellular level.
Your Meridian System coordinates energy systems in the body by incorporating the Yin and Yang duality.
Instead of having arteries that move blood away from your heart, yin moves energy outward.
And instead of veins that move blood back towards your heart, yang energy moves back to your core.
How Do Acupuncture Points and Meridians Support Your Body’s Healing Process?
Traditional Chinese medicine uses acupuncture to balance the flow of Qi through the meridians in your body. When your practitioner inserts needles into specific points – acupuncture points – along these meridians, your energy flow rebalances.
Acupuncture points are in the same places that Western medicine uses to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Some scientists believe that stimulating these areas may boost your body’s natural painkillers – endorphins – as, for example, in this study for one-sided chronic shoulder pain.
So-called tapping therapy (EFT) uses the same points.
In addition, acupuncture points can promote activity in your central nervous system, releasing chemicals into your muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes can support the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
Practitioners have used acupuncture points with good results for thousands of years. Sometimes, today, acupuncture will only be viewed as a complementary therapy for you to use alongside more traditional medicine. What matters, though, is what works for you!
The good news is, modern technology is now able to take acupuncture one step further with microcurrent technology.
Over the years, microcurrent devices have combined the wisdom of acupuncture and meridians with advanced scientific discoveries and a solid foundation of intelligent bioenergetics research to balance the body’s energetic fields and reestablish bioelectrical communications.
Now we’re talking about microcurrents, you may be wondering how they fit into this puzzle.
Is There Electricity in Your Body?
The answer is a resounding yes! Your body runs on natural electricity. If there were no electricity, your brain wouldn’t work! Everything operates under the command of electrical signals that run through our bodies.
Electricity keeps us sparked up and carries messages from one place to another. The electric signals communicate almost instantaneously from one cell to another to another, so you can imagine what happens when damage occurs on a cellular level. Damaged cells slow down – or halt – electrical communications, which in turn slows down or stops bodily functions and the reactions of the nervous system.
Re-balancing the energy, or natural electricity, in your body makes sense, therefore, and can address a variety of health conditions like
- chronic pain
- improved circulation
- lymphatic support
- joint injuries
- myofascial pain
Interested to Learn More?
If you’d talk with us about acupuncture points and meridians and their role in healing your body, contact us at Thorp Institute today!
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