Chinese Medicine sounds so strange but so fascinating. You always wanted to know more but just didn’t know how to ask.
There is just something that peaks your interest about an alternative approach to optimal health and so you decided to start pealing back the layers of the onion and decided to look at health from a different perspective.
I get it, you see your-self in health, confident in knowing how to address preventative measures. You want to feel better, you are sick of the system and you want to take that leap of faith but not sure how to get started.
You came to the right place.
What is the Origin of Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine originated in China two to three thousand years ago and spread throughout East Asia. Over the centuries practitioners in Japan, Korea and other countries have contributed ideas and techniques to the Chinese tradition. Oriental medicine is becoming a significant component of American health care. It is possible to enjoy the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine without a deep understanding of it.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture helps relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems. It’s definitely changed my life and the way I look at the functions of my body. Acupuncture can also uncover underlying root cause of symptoms. The goal of Chinese medicine is to activate the natural, self healing abilities of the body, also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease. Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug free and effective. It’s the perfect way to get well and stay healthy. There are a few things you should know before hand. Trust me you will be gland that you have a better understanding of it.
What is Qi
Inside of you is an intelligent, energetic system that sustains health and balance. Albert Einstein showed us that everything is made up of radiate energy. There is a subtle form of energy that supports, shapes and lives our body and activates our lives.
For the past 5000 years Chinese medicine practitioners have called this energy Qi. Several cultures discribe this energy and call it by many other names like prauna, spirit, material force and vital force. Qi is matter on the verge of becoming energy or energy at the point of materializing.
Qi is vital energy in all living things, from the smallest organism or cell to the tallest tree. It is a combination of energies from our food, air and inherited constitution. Qi provides us with the power to be active everyday. We need Qi to control body temperature, protect our body against environmental threats and disease. We need Qi to regulate the overall quality of health and the balance of Qi.
Meridians are the road map to balanced Qi and better health. They are like rivers and streams within the body.
Where the river flows, water goes carrying nourishment and the substance of life.
Qi travels through meridians. It’s an invisible current, energizing, nourishing and supporting every cell, tissue organ, gland and muscle in the body.
Health is wholeness and balance, Health is our inner resiliency that allows us to meet life’s demands.
Being healthy allows us to thrive when we are under emotional and physical stress.
You see when our Qi is balanced and flowing free, the body’s natural healing abilities are activated. This enables internal stability and harmony to occur. The body will flourish and true health can be accomplished.
In 2003, the World Health Organization published a landmark study, titled "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials". Listed below are various conditions that can be relieved through acupuncture therapy treatments:
Jet Lag and Seasick Treatment It takes one day to recover for each time zone hour traveled. Why not make the most of your holiday by sleeping comfortably and also prevent sea sickness? This method employs small metal seeds instead of needles placed on strategic points of the body.
Cold Remedy The respiratory system is the first line of defense against environmental pathogens. Acupuncture is one of the most effective modalities to counter infections. A visit to an Acupuncturist at the first sign of sniffling and sneezing can make all the difference for the rest of your holiday.
Bi - Free “Bi” is the Acupuncture term for Pain Syndrome. Acupuncture, combined with herbal formulas, can reduce or remove a variety of painful conditions such as tightness and inflammation of muscles, joints and bones. The result is an increase in free range of motion.
Weight No More
A weight loss program on your holiday may sound inconvenient and impossible to achieve. To the contrary, it is the best time to start because Acupuncture combined with special herbal formulas can increase your metabolic rate and ability to detox your organs so your food burns as energy rather than weighing you down.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt? It certainly doesn’t hurt as much as a hypodermic needle does when you get a flu shot. Acupuncture needles are as thin as a hair, and while you might feel the initial prick, soon after you will feel a tingling and a heavy or warming sensation, which indicates that your body is healing. Many fall asleep to a deep therapeutic rest.
How long does it last? Once the needles are placed, it takes approximately 30 minutes for the energy (we call it Qi) to circulate through your entire body. This triggers the body’s innate healing capacity. The effect can be felt immediately or gradually, and can be long lasting, depending on your physical condition.
How many treatments will I need? Depending upon the severity and nature of your health issue and your current vitality, an individual treatment plan will be offered during your complimentary consultation.
Do I need to continue seeing the Acupuncturist? After receiving a course of treatments on your holiday, you may not feel the need to continue. However, your body can always use an occasional tune up to keep up the healthy practice that you started.
So tell me…
What aliments do you want to address?
On a scale of 1-10 how committed to being in complete control of your health are you?
How soon do you want to get started and what do you want to achieve?
Would you like to see what others are saying about Acupuncture and how it has helped them? You can learn all about the massive change we have made so far on my Testimonial Page.
Antonika was a very important part of my cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. After retiring and selling my business I experienced some health challenges. Antonika knows how to relieve stress and she is AMAZING! After working with Antonika I slept better, I had more clarity and enjoyed my vacation one hundred times more because of the effect that Chinese Medicine had on my body.