Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine In Denver

An ancient healing therapy that dates back over 2,500 years

By inserting very thin, sterilized and disposable needles into acupoints along the body, practitioners aim to regulate the body’s natural energy or Qi (pronounced: Chee) into a state of harmony that promotes optimal wellness.

Debra Kuhn, L. Ac, Dipl. OM, FABORM Debra Kuhn, L. Ac, Dipl. OM, FABORM is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in both Colorado and California. After receiving her B.A. from NYU University, she attended a 4-year Masters Degree Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is NCCAOM and “Clean Needle Technique” certified.

Chinese Medicine theorizes that pain and sickness (whether physical, mental or emotional) arise from an imbalance of energy in the body. This imbalance can manifest as too much or not enough energy in a given area. Since energy travels through the body along channels, manipulation of acupoints along these channels can correct the flow of energy and restore health.

From a Western Medical standpoint, we are only just finding out how acupuncture works. More and more research is being done showing the effectiveness of this healing modality. Presently, the World Health Organization supports the use of acupuncture for close to 60 health conditions.

We do know that acupuncture increases endorphin flow in the body which reduces pain and eases feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, it decreases cortisol levels, the trigger hormone to weight gain, lowered immunity, adrenal fatigue, heart disease, and inflammation. Inflammation in the body is now considered to be responsible for the majority of popular “Western” diseases.

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine FAQs

What Should I Wear For A Treatment?

Loose fitting “yoga-style” clothes are best. However, your practitioner can always cover you with towels or sheets if that is not possible.

What Is The Difference Between A Licensed Acupuncturist & A Doctor Or Chiropractor Who Does Acupuncture?

Licensed acupuncturists have completed a minimum of 4 years of full-time study dedicated to learning acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Doctors and chiropractors, for the most part, learn the basics of acupuncture with elective courses. We always recommend using a licensed acupuncturist for the best results.

What is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture is an ancient holistic healing therapy that is part of the wide scope of Chinese Medicine. The core theory of this medicine is that pain and illness arise from an imbalance of energy (or Qi- pronounced Chee) flowing through channels that travel all along the body. By inserting tiny, sterilized and disposable needles into certain acupuncture points on the body, practitioners can redirect the flow of Qi to rebalance the body and promote optimal health.

Other aspects of Chinese Medicine include massage therapy, acupressure, cupping, gua sha, herbal therapy, nutritional therapy, magnetic therapy, lifestyle counseling, and breathing techniques.

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