What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago by physicians of Oriental medicine. It is now recognized and utilized all over the world for an ever-increasing number of disorders and illnesses. It is an extremely effective and safe choice for initial and on-going health care. See the list of conditions that Rosanne has successfully treated.
Acupuncture can interact with and alter the energetic level of the body. The Qi (energy) in a healthy state "courses ceaselessly and continuously" through 14 non-material pathways in the body. They can be likened to streams in an ocean. The insertion of needles to access cross-points in these streams can reflexively redirect the Qi and restore and balance blocked or weakened enegy. The body is therefore eased and nudged toward a balanced, healthier state. The marvel is the great potential for improvement that lies in the skillful selection of points and insertions.
As part of the energetic conversation, Rosanne utilizes Qigong (chee-gong), taught to her in China. To help facilitate the acupuncture process, from above the body surface, she engages energy that gently steams up from the inserted needles as if they were little lightening rods. A soothing warmth is readily felt and people often comment that this was their favorite part of the session.
For more information on acupuncture, this link provides some good articles from the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Many have likened acupuncture to logging onto the web. As the needles are inserted, broad communication opens up within the body.