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Chinese Medicine is the oldest medicine in the world, dating back over 2000 years. Chinese Medicine encompasses a number of different therapies including acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, cupping and Gua Sha.  Contemporary western medicine tends to take a mechanical approach to treating disease. Chinese Medicine takes a more comprehensive view of prevention and well-being. In fact, historically, a Chinese doctor was paid to keep his patients healthy. If they became ill, the doctor wouldn’t get paid until the patient was well again.

Chinese Medicine is the oldest medicine in the world, dating back over 2000 years. Chinese Medicine encompasses a number of different therapies including acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, cupping and Gua Sha.  Contemporary western medicine tends to take a mechanical approach to treating disease. Chinese Medicine takes a more comprehensive view of prevention and well-being. In fact, historically, a Chinese doctor was paid to keep his patients healthy. If they became ill, the doctor wouldn’t get paid until the patient was well again.

Chinese Medicine holds the central principle that a system in harmony will tend toward health, well-being, and sustainability. The two fundamental concepts, Qi (also called “life energy” or “vital energy”) and yin and yang (the harmony of opposite elements and forces) form what could be called the root of Chinese Medicine.

Qi travels through meridians, the network of pathways throughout the body. When the body’s flow or balance of Qi is obstructed or deficient, it can lead to disease and illness.

Acupuncture is the use of filiform needles inserted along the meridians at specific acupuncture points and manipulated to adjust the flow of Qi to provide nourishment to the organs, muscles, tissues, and cells in the body to stimulate healing.

Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat a variety of health conditions, not the least of which is chronic pain. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded, in part, that “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option”.

Dr. Hanson is a highly experienced, licensed acupuncturist who can provide you the know-how to deliver this very effective therapy.

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