Acupuncture restores balance and harmony to your energy flow through the stimulation of "chi" points. Metallic needles are used to stimulate the points, partly because metal is a great conductor of energy. Stimulating multiple chi points simultaneously can improve energy flow between the points. This prevents energy from getting stuck or trapped in any one location for too long, which results in different health symptoms depending on where the energy gets stuck.
The "Meridian" Lines
The energy of the internal organs flows throughout the body. Sometimes pain or discomfort in one area of the body is actually referred pain from an internal organ. Like the person who suffers left arm pain during a heart attack, there is nothing wrong with the left arm--the pain is referred from an internal organ.
The energy from an internal organ flows along it's "meridian" line which is made by connecting the dots of the individual acupuncture points for that organ:
The Large Intestine "Meridian" Line
Common Uses for Acupuncture
Pain - pain can be the result of too much energy trapped in an area of the body. Acupuncture can encourage the release of the energy resulting in decreased pain levels. It can help migraines, headaches, foot pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and a variety of other pain types.
Insomnia - insomnia can be caused by an energy build-up, which prevents you from falling asleep. Acupuncture helps release this excessive energy so you can get the peaceful slumber you deserve.
Low Energy - Acupuncture can draw energy into your depleted vital organs resulting in more energy for you.
What to Expect During Your Acupuncture Treatment
Dr. Mike's acupuncture treatments frequently include:
- Guided meditation to assist with relaxation during treatment
- Application of Young Living essential oils to reflex points in feet, head
- Energy stones & crystals placed in hands to assist in grounding
1 treatment, $35
pre-pay package discount pricing available
Are you ready to see what acupuncture can do for you? Are you ready for the increased energy, better focus and mood, and deeper sleep you'll enjoy with proper energy balance?
Call us at (847) 255-2225 to schedule your Acupuncture treatment today!
Mind Body Spirit was founded by Dr. Michael E. McGovern, DC, a 2006 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic. "Dr. Mike" is a runner, cat dad, and chess geek.
Dr. Michael E. McGovern, DC
"Dr. Mike" incorporated acupuncture into his chiropractic & nutritional practice in 2011.
"I suffered from foot pain for years. It all cleared up in one acupuncture treatment, and I've been sleeping like a baby every since!"
"My sleep and neck pain have decreased since I began my acupuncture treatments, and I'm not as stressed at work as I normally am this time of year"