Acupuncture Alternatives is a full service Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic located in Gold Canyon Arizona. We serve Gold Canyon and the entire East Phoenix Arizona Valley. Services offered include Acupuncture and Chinese Herbals. The clinic is owned and operated by Jim Burnis, M.Ac., L.Ac. who is a licensed Acupuncturist.
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A wide variety of health issues are treated positively with Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture treatment and Chinese Herbals. Human beings are bio-energetic systems. When the balance of this energy is disturbed, pain or disease will result. Acupuncture treatment corrects this balance by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Illness occurs when too much or too little “qi” (energy) exists within the energetic pathways of the body that lead to the organs, muscles and nerves. “Qi” can also stagnate and block the pathways, causing pain and discomfort.
Acupuncture treatment involves the use of very fine hair-like pre-sterilized, disposable needles. After diagnosing an individual’s situation, needles are placed on the energetic pathways to stimulate restoration of the smooth,harmonious flow of “qi”. When used to treat both symptoms and the underlying condition, acupuncture can be a powerful medicinal form.
Depending on the needs of an individual other variations of acupuncture may be utilized. An example of these variations may include “cupping”, a therapy where suction is created in a cup which is then applied to the body, which then draws the skin up around the cup and into the cup, This technique helps unblock stagnant energy and brings fresh blood up to the area and improves circulation.
At Acupuncture Alternatives we’ll discuss your individual situation with you and explain the various techniques that are recommended.