How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is only one part of the ancient art of Oriental medicine and has been practiced as far back as 2,000 years ago. One of the foundations of Oriental medicine is the awareness that every living thing has a life-energy referred to as “Qi”. This is our body’s self-organizing capabilities and the physiological processes that take place every second of every day. Pain or illness begins to occur when those processes break down or when our “Qi” becomes stagnant. Acupuncture has the ability to manipulate the Qi of the body by accessing specific points along the meridians. This adjusts the flow of Qi and brings the body back to a harmonious, healthy state.
Acupuncture treatments tend to be a very relaxing experience without pain. The areas around the points may tingle, feel heavy or numb, itch or may be a little sore. This is normal as the acupuncture needles are manipulating the subtle energies of the body.
In addition to acupuncture, other components of oriental medicine include: herbal medicine, nutrition, meditation, Tai Chi and manual therapies such as Tui Na, Cupping and Gua Sha.
Aerin Couvillion is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the states of New York and Louisiana, is nationally board certified in herbal medicine and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM.
All sessions are by appointment only. Call 225.658.6624 to schedule a session.
Fleur de Lis Acupuncture is at One Heart Yoga every Wednesday.