Sharon Leng does Japanese acupuncture, Qi healing and AcuMeridian therapy.
We see the human body as being composed of different organ and channel systems that perform different functions to ensure our health, and that disease and/or pain are a breakdown of these functions for a variety of reasons. The premise of this view rests on the ancient observation that the universe and the human body conform to certain natural laws, and by uncovering those laws we are not only able to understand the body and its functions, but also to grasp how disease arises and how it can be prevented and treated.
As physicians we apply the concepts of Qi (chi), Yin-Yang and the Five Phases (earth, metal, water, wood and fire) to their work in diagnosing and treating patients. The human microcosm is viewed as being in direct relationship and sensitive with the larger fluctuations of the universal macrocosm.
Qi Flow and Healing
Qi flows through and is all things. The more diffuse and active Qi circulates around the human body through a system of pathways called channels. These channels run from our head and face along the torso to the toes or from our chest and face to the fingers, as well as diverging internally to nourish the organ systems. During a Japanese and French Style acupuncture treatment, ultra-fine surgical steel single-use sterile needles are gently inserted into points located along these channels to affect the Qi. The ingesting of medicinal herbs also has a direct effect upon the Qi flow in these channels.
Qi is susceptible to pathological changes. Qi vacuity and repletion can result from various lifestyle factors such as inadequate or excessive diet, exercise and sleep, or from various environmental factors such as wind, damp, cold and heat. These pathologies may be characterized by, lethargy, poor digestion, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, pain, fever or chills. Qi stagnation can also arise from clogging of excess food or phlegm or the constraining effect of emotional depression, stress and frustration. Qi stagnation is characterized by sensations of fullness, distention, or pain and is often a major cause of female menstrual irregularities.
Did you know that in 2003 The WHO (World Health Organization) published clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture?
Treats and Reduces:
- Sleeping Problems
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Biliary colic
- Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- Dysentery, acute bacillary
- Dysmenorrhoea, primary
- Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
- Facial pain (including cranio-mandibular disorders)
- Hypertension, essential
- Hypotension, prima
- Induction of labour
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
- Peri-arthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tennis elbow
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient healing and anti-aging practice of traditional Chinese medicine which involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin. It began to spread rapidly during the twentieth century in Western Europe and North America and has become a popular modality used to offset stress and the effects of aging.Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.
By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, balance hormones, and to improve sense of well-being. According to WHO (World Health Organization) acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates its effective therapeutic value for many more.
How Acupuncture Works?
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin, even though they can cause temporary soreness, most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. Many say they feel energized or relaxed after the treatment.
How is Acupuncture treatment carried out?
When to Consider Acupuncture?