Dr. Mary Peterson of Great Lakes Health & Wellness in Palos Heights, IL offers Acupuncture therapy to her patients. We use it to treat a myriad of conditions. It helps with many conditions from pain control to assisted reproductive techniques. In addition to treating patients in Palos Heights, IL we also serve the communities of Palos Hills, Palos Park, Oak Forest, Worth, Oak Lawn, Chicago Ridge, Blue Island, Midlothian, Crestwood, Orland Park, Tinley Park and Evergreen Park.
How does Acupuncture Work?
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. Blood flow and nerve impulses also follow the meridians through the body to various parts, structures and organs. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Any obstruction or deficiencies of energy, blood and nerve impulses would eventually lead to disease.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points. The acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions and reestablish the regular flow of the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through meridians.
Some informative links:
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