Acupressure uses physical pressure applied to
acupressure points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices.
Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion, the burning of
cone-shaped preparations of moxa (made from dried mugwort) on or near the
skin, often but not always near or on an acupuncture point.
Acupuncture is part of an initial treatment for pain control. However, its
use can go far beyond that. Traditional explanations for the use of
acupuncture often detail energy balancing, Yin and Yang. These concepts
correspond to the science of the sympathetic and parasympathetic
components of the autonomic nervous system, responsible for balancing and
coordinating organ function with the physiologic needs of the body at that
point in time.
Here again, the goal is to achieve homeostasis, as mentioned above, your
bodies ability to adapt to a changing environment.
Options for treating meridian points include:
1. Electrical micro-current
2. Low level laser
3. Needle stimulation