There is an energy network that communicates between the skin and the internal organs, structuring over 1,000 “Acupoints” on the body. Its flow works in one accord with all the systems of the body, but when there is a depletion or an excess of this energy, negative effects will occur. This is where acupuncture comes in, to strengthen the energy in the affected area by innervating the key “Acupoints”.
There are over twelve meridians (channels) through which a body’s energy streams, which are regularly stabilized. When the channels become unbalanced, it can cause the system to go out of homeostasis and put the body in physical stress. In order to re-balance the energy, Dr. Faria may treat Acupoints on the twelve meridians by the means of Meridian Therapy. Other methods such as laser beam, pressure points, or electronic stimulation could be used also.
If you think acupuncture is painful, it’s not. Another device, called TeiShein, is a tapping needle that produces effects on acupuncture points.
For those considering this health science, it’s important to keep in mind what kind of treatment and how many treatments you need, depending on your physical situation. Patients are encouraged to stick with the program and not treat it as a trial run because getting the body back to where it needs to be is a process.
There are over 100 physical ailments that are tended to with acupuncture. These include, according to the World Health Organization, trigeminal neuralgia, neck pain, sinus headaches, bladder dysfunction, and a number of other conditions. While a positive outlook is beneficial, acupuncture produces effective results and leaves patients feeling better, both physically and mentally.