Yorba Linda

4811 Eureka Ave Suite A  Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Acupuncture works by redirecting vital energy or Qi (chi) in the body. When someone experiences pain or illness, it is an indication of a stagnation of the flow of Qi in the form of an excess accumulation or deficiency within the body. By treating these local or systemic blockages and redeveloping the Qi balance, an individuals pain and illness can be relieved.

Treatment of Acupuncture points are performed along the 12 main and 8 additional meridians located throughout the body. Ten main meridians pertain to specific organs such as the Heart, Liver, and Spleen. The other two main meridians pertain to body functions as understood in Oriental Philosophy; the Pericardium or heart protector and the San Jiao or triple energizer. The eight additional meridians, or extraordinary vessels, provide additional access to the more emotional and psychological functional of the body.

The trained acupuncturist determines the treatment points by a series of questions and physical diagnostic methods. In Traditional Oriental Medicine, observations such as those made from the tongue and the pulses on the left and right wrist indicate the signs of health or illness in the patient. Using these indications and the additional symptoms described by the patient, a treatment of specific acupoints is devised. Then hair thin needles are inserted superficially into each acupoint, stimulating the flow of Qi energy, and re-harmonizing the patient back to their natural balanced healthy state. In order to properly develop this stimulation, the needles are usually required to remain in the body for 20-30 minutes while the patient rests comfortably. After the needles are removed, several types of additional modalities may accompany the treatment based on individual needs. These may include treatments such as heating an acupoint with a smoldering herb, known as moxibustion or cupping.

Using natural medicinal herbs designed specifically for each patient’s unique needs, a nurturing formula of healing is created. Combined with acupuncture treatment, these remedies are powerful and extremely effective.

Herbal Medicine is traditionally one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Oriental medicine. Herbs, like everything else in Oriental medicine, are classified according to their energetic qualities and functions from the basis of yin/yang balance and the 5-element theory (fire, water, metal, earth, and wood). Oriental herbology often incorporates ingredients from all parts of the plant (leaf, stem, flower, and root) which are processed into a decoction of healing herbs.

After a diagnosis is made, the practitioner designs a remedy using several main ingredients that target the illness and then additional ingredients to adjust the formula to fit each patients specific needs for harmonization.

The mixture of herbs may be simmered in water over several hours until the strained liquid is reduced to one or two cups of concentrated herbal tea. The herbs may also be issued in liquid or pill form. The interaction and balance of all the ingredients combined is the key to the herbs medicinal and healing properties and dependent upon the craft of the acupuncturist.

Cupping is the Ancient method using ceramic cups heated with fire to reduce the air pressure. The cups are then placed on the skin in particular areas along the meridians and where stagnation of blood or qi is present. This technique draws the skin and the muscle into the cup through suction. The skin under the cup often turns red purple signifying a blockage of Qi correlating to the problematic and congested areas.

Cupping is a method of treating disease by causing local congestion that draws up underlying tissues and forms blood stasis. Cupping is particularly good for treatment of pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, chronic bronchitis, asthma and paralysis, arthritic pain and muscle spasms along with many other ailments.

Cupping is also good for drawing toxins from the blood, assisting in circulation and movement of qi.

Moxibustion, the traditional Asian technique involves the burning of an herb called Mugwort or artemesia vulgaris. The method involves a stick of moxa that is lit at one end and held close to the skin. The moxa stick is held over the skin until enough heat has warmed the area. The heat generated through the herbal Moxa penetrates deeply, unblocking the congested qi.

Moxibustion is used most often for people experiencing cold or stagnant conditions. It expels cold and warms the meridians and promotes blood circulation. Moxibustion reinforces immunity and longevity and is especially helpful for increasing blood flow to the pelvic area in women and is often used to treat menstrual discomfort and to turn breech babies to an upright position.

Call us today at Yorba Linda Acupuncture Center to schedule a consultation!

Phone: (626) 428-0497
Yorba Linda Acupuncture Center
4811 Eureka Ave Ste A
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(We are located across from Yorba Linda Post Office in 2 story building)

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