There are 12 main “circuit breakers” in the body called meridians. These correlate to organs and their function, and muscles that move bones within the body.
Many points are distributed along the meridians. These points are essentially transformer stations through which energy flows into the muscle structure. When the bones of the skull and spine are out of alignment, imbalances can develop in these energy flows, causing some of the transformer points to become congested. For example, a person may have a knee problem due to an energy constriction in the liver or gallbladder meridian. Meridian imbalance can affect the entire spinal column, from the skull to the tailbone and even the arches of the feet, resulting in pain or weakness in the surrounding muscles.
Meridian balancing returns balance by releasing the flow of energy to all of the meridians. Stimulating these points with special pressure (acupressure) helps to normalize impaired conditions. This balancing energy treatment re-aligns the skull, the posture, and the body’s total energy. Patients feel a return of normal organ energy and relief from pressure and pain. There is a noticeable difference in postural strength.
During treatment, pressure is applied to the acupuncture point. The meridian energy flow is released throughout the body, sending healing energy where it’s needed and allowing muscles to relax. Meridian balancing may unlock a healing reaction to an injury or weakness that has been undiscovered and untreated for several years.
It is important to seek care promptly for any injuries and symptoms immediately after an accident. It may be a difficult decision to choose the right form of care to address your pain and discomfort. But it is an important decision to make in order to keep current injuries from becoming chronic. Depending on the type of injury, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy and acupuncture are the most commonly used treatment modalities. It is also common for patients to combine different modalities for faster results and to be able to address different aspects of an injury.
Acupuncture and TCM has the ability to successfully aid in the healing of soft-tissue injuries, relaxing the muscles, relieving painful symptoms, helping your body regain its natural balance and vitality as well as alleviating any stress and anxiety.
A fundamental statement from Chinese Medical theory states, “If there is free-flow, there is no pain; if there is no free-flow, there is pain” Based on this theory facilitating the circulation and flow of blood and Qi (pronounced “chee”) will eliminate pain and restore balance.
According to acupuncture and TCM, Qi is the life or vital energy that animates and strengthens the body. Qi flows through pathways called meridians and pushes blood to all of the body’s organs, tissues, muscles, and tendons to provide nourishment so that they can function optimally and respond to normal wear and tear.
In an accident, you may experience physical trauma that disrupts and restricts the flow of Qi and blood leading to pain, stiffness and a host of other problems. Acupuncture activates your body’s self-healing and self-regulating capacities, helping to bring great circulation to the area that is being treated and function like a magnet for improved blood flow. Through acupuncture, a consistent flow of blood is restored, returning the muscle to a normal state of realization, flexibility and reduced pain.
There are also the emotional effects of an accident, including shock and anxiety. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are excellent for calming the spirit, reducing anxiety, and relieving the symptoms of shock.
Acupuncture and TCM provide a natural and effective way to help you regain your health and well being after a motor vehicle accident. It is a powerful and ancient health care modality that can restore your body’s balance and harmony, heal the injured area, reduce stress and anxiety which are common after an accident, and return you to pain-free living.