Acupuncture & Meridian Therapy
Gentle Ancient Treatment for Myriad of Conditions.
Acupuncture, simply stated, is a health science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body.
Acupuncture has its roots deeply planted in China. In fact, authorities agree the science is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. Its use spread throughout ancient Egypt, the Middle East, the Roman Empire and later into Western Europe as merchants and missionaries to China told of the amazing discoveries the people of the Orient had developed. Acupuncture did not become known on a national level in the U.S. until 1971 when diplomatic relations between China and America were relaxed.
At first glimpse, Acupuncture appears strange, as its primary notoriety is the utilization of needles placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect a body part.
Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin - meridians that communicate from the exterior of the body to its internal organs and structures with over 1,000 "Acupoints" on the body. This energy works in harmony with the circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary, endocrine and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key Acupoints on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.
Historians have stated, "More people have benefited from Acupuncture over the course of 50 centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern."
Far too often in the medical professions, a patient is told after extensive examination, "There is nothing wrong," "It is all in your head," or "Sorry, you'll have to learn to live with it." The examining doctor, unable to find the cause of the problem, has little else to tell the patient. Fortunately, many physicians are now referring their patients for Acupuncture to La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, where Dr. La Ruffa is licensed in Acupuncture.
The body's energy flow courses over 12 meridians or channels that are normally well balanced when you're in good health. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can alter the entire system, producing pain or symptoms in the body.
At La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab, Acupuncture's goal is to restore normalcy to the body's energy balance by utilizing a combination of Acupoints located on the 12 meridians, or the "Circle the Dragon" technique.