Acupuncture, like other Oriental therapies, is used to help the body regain balance and thereby eliminate pain and disease. A complex network of over 365 points has been mapped by the Chinese over the course of the past two thousand years; though it’s just in the past three decades that electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence of these points. They are stimulated by inserting fine needles into the body including the ear.
Qi (pronounced chee) is the vital energy which flows throughout the body; if our Qi becomes blocked or out of balance then pain and disease result. Chinese Medicine works to restore balance and harmony to the flow of Qi and thus return the body to a healthy state. Western research has found that many positive changes occur with acupuncture such as the release of endorphins (natural opiate pain killers), serotonin or cortical hormones; which explains how acupuncture can produce so many profound changes.
Korean Hand therapy is a system of acupuncture and acupressure (use of seed or metal beads to stimulate points). The reflex map of the hand was discovered in 1971 by Dr. Tae-Woo Yoo, O.M.D, Ph.D. in Korea and has been clinically and experimentally tested for accuracy.
Ear Acupuncture and/or acupressure is a reflexology system of points of the body on the ear.