Acupuncture

Sacred Lotus Acupuncture By Lynn Carstens
is an affiliate of The Healing Heart Center.

She is located at:

2135 Mississippi Blvd, Bettendorf, IA 52803
(563)650-6747
sacredlotusac@aol.com
 

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Acupuncture  dates back for over 5000 years as one of the oldest medical procedures in the world and can be used to treat a broad range of conditions by encouraging the body to cure itself. Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain, to stimulate the immune system  or for many other therapeutic purposes.  The nerves of the skin are stimulated by the penetration of these needles at anatomic points known as acupoints.  Natural painkillers called endorphins and serotonin are released in the pain pathway to the brain and spinal cord; thus reducing the pain signals in the body. The Chinese refer to the energy that travels throughout the body as Qi (pronounced chee).  Traditional Western science refers to it as innate or life force.  Qi is an energy force that flows through the meridians similar to the way blood flows through arteries and veins.  Like the nutrients in blood and the energy that flows through nerves, the body cannot live in a balanced state without the proper flow of Qi.  Blockage of Qi can cause illness just as blockage of the flow of blood and/or nerve impulses can cause illness.