The meridian system consists of approximately 400 points and 20 meridians. These 20 meridians connect acupuncture points together in order to improve the flow of energy and stimulate tissue regeneration. Therapeutic insertion of solid, extremely thin, one-time use disposable needles in various combinations and patterns of points follows traditional principles. Needling in this manner encourages the flow of Qi along with recruiting neuroanatomical segments or localized channels of a particular condition or injury. Needle insertion is most often painless with a slight feeling of fullness around the area the needle occupies.
Acupuncture allows for the release of certain hormones like endorphins and cortisol to help reduce the effects of inflammation and decrease pain.
A few conditions such as back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches of all kinds, sprains, strains, sports injuries, chronic repetitive strains such as elbow and wrist conditions, and arthritic problems respond tremendously to medical and electro-acupuncture treatment. Further information on medical acupuncture can be found at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture web site.
Pointing clients in the right direction towards a healthy, pain free, and productive lifestyle is important to Dr. Mitch Ormond.