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Acupuncture in Lafayette, CA

Meridian & Acupressure Massage

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that promotes the use of paper-thin needles to balance the natural flow of energy in the body. Acupuncturists are trained to manipulate Qi that flows through the energy pathways inside the body.

During an acupuncture session in Lafayette, CA, and elsewhere, an acupuncturist locates different acupuncture points in different parts of the patient’s body. Next, the professional inserts paper-thin needles through the skin at these strategic points.

To help their patients break the vicious cycle of pain, many acupuncturists give their patients meridian and acupuncture massages. During a meridian and acupuncture massage session, the acupuncturist massages the meridian or energy pathways located at different points on the patient’s body.

The professional uses long flowing strokes along the meridians interspersed with pressure on specific acupressure points. The style of massage does not involve the use of needles.

What is a Meridian?

Meridians are energy highways in the human body. Energy/Qi flows through these highways. There are 12 major meridians throughout the human body. It is believed that meridians are a part of a master communications system of universal life energy. They connect the organs with psychological, emotional, and sensory aspects of the body.

Acupuncturists use gentle pressure to stimulate acupressure points on the meridians. This sends healing messages to different parts of the body. Meridian massage can benefit a number of health problems.

The Benefits of Massaging Meridians

From organ deficiency or malfunction to excess stress and anxiety, meridian blockages can occur due to a variety of reasons. A meridian blockage can prevent different parts of the body from performing their functions. This can result in physical, mental, or emotional ill-health.

Meridian massage focuses on improving and clearing blockages restricting the flow of Qi or energy. When the natural balance of energy in the body is restored, different organs are able to function optimally. Meridian massage is often used by TCM practitioners to help their patients get their physical, mental, and spiritual health back on track.

Here are some significant benefits of meridian massage:

  • Stimulates and balances the flow of energy in the body
  • Improves the body’s natural capacity to self-heal
  • Improves blood circulation, enabling efficient transportation of nutrients to different parts of the body and effective removal of waste and toxins
  • Relieves muscle tension, and improves range of motion
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins to promote healing
  • Reduces stress, and promotes overall wellness (physical, mental, and spiritual well-being)
  • Improves the flow of lymph, boosting the body’s ability to defend against diseases and infections

Do not be alarmed if you feel tired after a session. This is a sign that your body is using its energy to cleanse and eliminate the extra toxins that build up in the blood stream. Drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeinated foods for some time.

At Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness, we use acupuncture to promote holistic wellness. Our sessions of licensed acupuncture in Lafayette, CA offer customized treatment packages according to the specific needs of our patients, and this gives us an extra edge. To talk to one of our acupuncturists, schedule an appointment online.

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