The art of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a system of healing which began with the ancient Chinese found that
stimulating certain areas of the skin affected the functioning of specific organs of the
body. The system evolved over the centuries as the practitioners gained a better
understanding of the connection between the skin and the organs and they refined
their methods of stimulation.
In the West, Acupuncture has been publicized as being helpful only for specific
conditions; for example, pain and weight loss. In reality, Acupuncture is based on
stimulating the body’s own healing response and, therefore, it may be effective for
a broad spectrum of conditions.
Acupuncture treatments at The Whole You Spa are provided by a NY State licensed
Acupuncturist, who is a Master of Oriental Medicine, certified in Facial Rejuvenation
Diagnosis and treatment
Acupuncture begins with a diagnosis of the individual’s energy imbalance. The vital Chi
(Qi) energy of the body, mind and spirit is distributed through 12 pathways called
Meridians. Each meridian is associated with an organ or a function. Pulses located
on the wrists relate to each of the 12 functions and reveal the state of energy in each
meridian or organ. Chronic over- or under-activity of any of these pathways will cause
the organ to work less efficiently, resulting in a disease.
The Acupuncturist re-establishes the balance of energy within the individual by inserting
very fine stainless steel needles into acupuncture points along the meridians. The
Acupuncturist may also use Moxibustion, or the application of warmth.
∙ Anxiety ∙ Arthritis ∙ Asthma ∙ Back Pain ∙ Circulatory problems
∙ Depression ∙ Sciatica ∙ Menstrual problems ∙ Migraine ∙ High blood pressure
∙ Rheumatism ∙ Skin conditions
These are just a few conditions that Acupuncture treats. Acupuncture is known to treat
many more conditions.