Acupuncture Wellness of Indy

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Hull Chiropractic Office
101 N Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN  46214

What is Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is a technique used within a much larger Asian Medical System.  Small needles are placed in very specific places known as, acupuncture points.  These points are found along meridians or channels throughout the entire body. These meridians carry energy  through the body. This energy is known as Qi (chee). By inserting small needles in these acupuncture points, the meridians are unblocked and the qi can flow freely. This allows the body to go back into a state of well-being. 

 

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?  

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy.

 

What is Qi? 

The circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine. Simply put, qi is the life energy flowing in all living things. 

 

How does acupuncture work? 

According to Traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.

 

What is Tongue  and Pulse Diagnosis? 

Examination of the tongue and the pulse are among the principal diagnostic methods in TCM. Certain sectors of the tongue's surface are believed to correspond to the bodies organs. Pulse palpation involves measuring the pulse both at a superficial and at a deep level at three different locations on the radial artery, for a total of twelve pulses, all of which are thought to correspond with certain organs. The pulse is examined for several characteristics including rhythm, strength and volume, and described with qualities like "floating, slippery, bolstering-like, feeble, thready and quick"; each of these qualities indicate certain disease patterns. Learning TCM pulse diagnosis can take several years.

 

Does it hurt?

Depending on the area of the body which is being treated most people do not experience any discomfort. Many people report not even feeling the needles being inserted. 

 

Are the needles sterilized?

All acupuncturists are required to complete a clean needle technique course in order to become board certified.  We use single use pre-sterilized needles only, which are discarded at the end of the session. 

 

 

 

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Acupuncture Wellness of Indy, Inc. (A.W.I) , formerly East West Acupuncture (Indianapolis Location)

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Hull Chiropractic Office
101 N Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214
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