N'Motion Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine
The goal of acupuncture is to restore normalcy to the body's energy fields by stimulating a combination of specific acupoints. Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting very thin needles into very precise acupuncture points. The modem scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals change the experience of pain and trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture mainly works with the following results, whatever condition they may be:
- It provides energy, strength and vitality to a recovering patient
- It works to boost the immune system
- It eliminates the need to take painkillers or it eliminates the actual pain
- Patients seem to recover faster as a result of continuous acupuncture sessions
- Acupuncture has been proven to improve the body's circulation and in some cases, even reduce stress symptoms
- It may be administered alongside clinical treatments without causing dangerous side effects
- It can be a form of preventive medicine, as some may undergo acupuncture without any particular ailment, but nevertheless, reap the benefits of it
An Overview of Eastern vs Western Medicine:
Eastern medicine, meaning in this case, Chinese medicine, is a coherent and independent system of thought and practice that has been developed for over two thousand years. Ancient texts have confirmed this. Chinese medicine considers important certain aspects of the human body and personality that are not significant to Western medical thought. Biomedicine, a more accurate name for Western medicine, is by contrast, barely two hundred years old. It is primarily concerned with isolating disease categories or agents of disease which it tries to change, control or destroy. The doctor will start with a symptom, then search for the underlying mechanism - a precise cause. The Chinese doctor, in contrast, directs his or her attention to the complete physiological and psychological individual. All relevant information, including the symptom AS WELL AS THE PATIENTS OTHER GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS, is gathered and woven together into what is called a "pattern of disharmony", which describes a situation of "imbalance" in a patients body.
The therapy then attempts to correct and harmonize the imbalance. The Chinese method is based on the idea that no single part can be understood except in its relation to the whole. Chinese medicine wants to know how the symptom fits into the patients entire being and behavior. Illness is situated in the context of a person's life and biography. Dr. Greg Stern, here at the N'Motion Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center, uses his unique perceptions and abilities to recognize disharmony, and applies his specialized skills to restore health — to achieve balance and harmony within a living organism. Whether it be with more modern chiropractic procedures and treatments or through the more ancient Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion treatments, Dr. Stern will guide you to a better understanding of your particular dysfunction and the best way to address it going forward.