Acupuncture is a method of evaluation and treatment that is used to address many conditions in the body such as pain, intestinal problems, headaches, bladder problems and many others.*
What is acupuncture and how does it work are two of the paramount questions people have. Of course the other most significant questions are:
- Can you help me?
- How long will it take?
- How much will it cost?
Since every case is different as to cost and length of treatment and the possibility of helping them varies to the extent of the condition, the only thing that may be answered generically is “What is acupuncture”?
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture has its origins in China and it is generally believed that as a health system it has been utilized for over 5000 years.
The basic premise of acupuncture is that there is an energy network of over 12 meridians or channels through which the body’s energy or “chi” flows. These channels communicate between the skin and the internal organs, structuring over 1,000 “Acupoints” on the body. Its flow works in one accord with all the systems of the body, but when there is a depletion or an excess of this energy or an imbalance between the left and right sides of the body, negative effects will occur. This is where acupuncture comes in, to strengthen the energy in the affected area where it is depleted or reduce energy in areas where it is excessive.
The meridian system is very similar to radio in that radio waves likewise cannot be seen by the human eye but we all understand that they do in fact exist. Meridian acupuncture compares to radio in that if a city has 12 radio stations, much like our 12 meridians, it is imperative that each specific station broadcast at its individual frequency. In other words if a station is operating at 94.5 on the dial it comes in loud and clear, however if it comes in at 94.4 or 94.6 the radio broadcast is only static. There is nothing wrong with the radio only the fine tuning is out of adjustment.
The ancients recognized and discovered the meridian system thousands of years ago and science today is recognizing the electro- magnetic potential of the body which is what the meridian system is based on. Today we have electrical muscle exams (EMG’s), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other tests which are based on the body’s basic biomagnetic system. Science and the medical profession has accepted the existence of the meridian system as an integral part of human functioning as it controls and coordinates the electromagnetic system of the body which may control all other systems of the body.
This is what Electro Meridian Imaging with the ACUGRAPH 5 measures, which is the body’s electromagnetic resistance at key acupoints. This will determine if a meridian is within or outside the accepted boundaries of the body by either being too high, too low, extremely split from left to right or ideally, within normal limits. A simple adjustment to the radio will bring it into full normalcy. This is done by innervating the key “Acupoints” to bring the body back into balance or homeostasis. Dr. Podlaski may treat the acupoints by Meridian Therapy, laser beam, acupressure points or electronic stimulation.
Please call our Natural Medicine Institute office in The Villages, FL @ (353) 801-0021 for a consultation to see if acupuncture may help you regain better health.