is one of the oldest and most complex of the medical arts. It
is based on theories and observations made over thousands of
years about a vital life force that flows through our body.
This life force is considered an energy that flows through pathways
called meridians, similar to an electrical current passing though
a conductor. By manipulating the electrical current, we can
change the intensity of light or sound. Similarly, certain points
located along the energy pathways in our body can be used to
manipulate associated energy fields. Acupuncture is the means
through which these points are manipulated. Trauma, stress,
environment, improper diet, or medications are some of the factors
that can cause an imbalance in the natural flow of body energy,
causing us to not feel well. Acupuncture focuses on correcting
that imbalance and restoring our health.
What is a treatment like?
hair-thin, flexible needles are placed at specific points on
the energetic pathways leading to the organs, muscles and nerves
of the body. When the needles are inserted you may experience
a sensation of tingling or warmth. Some people feel no sensation
at all. People are surprised to find that treatments are actually
A treatment usually takes one hour. Acupuncture is scheduled
as often as three times a week or as little as twice a month.
As symptoms improve, fewer visits are required. You should discuss
your treatment program with your acupuncturist as each individual
case is unique.
Acupuncture by Chen
4610 Sawmill Rd. Columbus, OH 43220