A unique process combining Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine with Bioscience, Anatomy, Physiology & Faith.
Neijing Acupuncture is a term coined by a few of us in the profession who practice acupuncture based on techniques in the Chinese Medical classic HuángDìNèiJīng 黃帝內經. This distinction is based on an attempt to revive the use of age-old treatment methods. These methods strictly align with the ancient Chinese medical theory that explains the multi-dimensional mechanism of disease pathogenesis.
As a scholar-physician of oriental medicine, I spend most of my time perusing various texts about the physiological nature and origin of mankind. Although the classical Chinese texts are my central focus, I continue to explore all areas and leave no rock unturned in my quest to understand the nature of disease pathogenesis and its cure. The insights I've gained from my personal journey through the world of medicine have given me a different set of eyes to see and ears to hear. In the never-ending search for truth, I've come to see medicine as the attempt to restore Life to a person. The human life is multi-faceted because of the tripartite nature of man: body, soul, and spirit. As such, I believe our well-being must be restored through the refinement of all parts without reservation. Quantifiable medicine involves the understanding of natural science and the tools needed to accurately assess issues presented in the flesh. While this approach is important, the “miracle” occurs only when all three parts of man are addressed. Why? Because Life itself originates in the intangible realm and gives way to things that are tangible. This is a core tenet of Chinese medicine and of nature itself. In my experience, faith in this concept goes a long way in restoring vitality to an otherwise perishing body.
This type of acupuncture requires greater precision and skill than point-based acupuncture because it accounts for real-time physical changes in tissues. These techniques can be more or less invasive depending on the level and quality of the obstruction.
Acupuncture involves the process of using a filiform steel needle to induce a micro lesion in the skin. Upon penetration, and deformation of the bio-fascial tensegrity unit, the body's dynamic homeostatic response mechanism reflexively responds with a marked increase in humoral and hormonal signaling factors in an attempt to repair the damage. Old blood vessels are dilated, new blood vessels are formed and chemical messengers are released to orchestrate the healing process in the injured area. Activation of the nervous system plays a major role in directing the release of hormonal signaling proteins to supply an adequate response. All along the way, metabolically deadzones are overturned as the complex healing mechanism restores proper climate and normal pH levels to a local region in the body.
Symptoms & treatments
These techniques are for serious, long-standing issues that have not responded well to typical care. They are used to treat conditions such as, but are not limited to:
- Digestive issues: acute and chronic
- Trauma: physical and emotional
- Skin disorders: acne, eczema, dermatitis etc.
- Chronic pain conditions
- Musculoskeletal injury and restoration
- Pre and Post Surgical preparation and Rehabilitation
- Side effects from chemical exposure, anesthesia, and chemotherapy
A considerable amount of time is spent initially on regional diagnosis of the different tissue planes based on observation and palpation. A full medical history is taken to rule out any urgent health concerns requiring hospitalization, and to aid in seeing the bigger picture. A diagnosis is made based on the presentation of the signs and a dynamic treatment plan is devised. Treatment plans are focused around inflection points, which are usually the active areas of the illness pattern. Active areas are treated using a variety of tools including moxibustion, cupping, filiform needles, and herbal formulas. The goal is to restore proper circulation to obstructed “dead” tissue zones that are no longer breathing with nature. In doing so, acupuncture serves as a powerful tool to physically shift the body into a metabolically thriving state.
Much of our medicine was historically used to treat the most life-threatening diseases, both acute and chronic. However, centuries of social-political strife and the hindering ways of traditional Chinese customs have caused us to lose touch with the original applications of acupuncture. In an attempt to bring back the powerful techniques of the HuángDìNeiJīng, a growing group of practitioners are regularly collaborating to retranslate and revitalize the wisdom of the mother text. Our visionary and research lead, Dr. Edward Neal, has succeeded in reversing current diseases with acupuncture. Join us as we tackle 21st century ailments on a new frontier with time-tested techniques.
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