Specialists in Western medicine focus on a single system, while Chinese medicine regulates function throughout the body. Thousands of years ago, Chinese doctors realized that all of the anatomy of the body is connected by channels. These conduits, confirmed by physicists with radioactive isotope tests, coordinate all of the systems of the body to function in harmony together.
Each acupuncture channel, named after an organ, has special locations where the activity of the channel is readily accessible. These places, known as acupoints, affect the local area around the point but also regulate other areas of the body. Functional MRI, for example, has shown that the LI-4 point on the hand directly affects the activity of the brain.
After a diagnostic examination and analysis of the results, a treatment plan is formed and points are selected. The acupoints will then be stimulated with heat, pressure, or needling with sterile, single-use needles to stimulate bodily function. Each session lasts from 20 to 60 minutes, and the frequency of care will vary from several times a week to monthly maintenance care, depending of the nature of the condition. With over 15 years of experience, your White Pine Clinic practitioner will provide you with the best quality acupuncture care available and insure that your treatment is both effective and enjoyable.