Qi ("chee"), which is essentially the energy and communication system of the body, travels throughout the body in meridians, which are sort of like the highways and roads of your body systems. The concept behind acupuncture is that when the energy is stuck, we might feel pain, when it's low, we might get fatigued, when it's going the wrong direction, we get acid reflux, etc. Acupuncture needles are like traffic guards, telling your body's energy where to go, smoothing out traffic jams and clearing the roadway. When Qi and blood are moving according to traffic laws, the body is happy and healthy.
Acupuncture uses fine needles placed in specific points on the body to support your biological systems and balance your body. Each person coming to see Dr. Meghan has a completely unique Chinese Medicine diagnosis and points are selected based on symptom presentation and illness patterns. There are over 400 acupuncture points on your body!
Manual Point Stimulation
Not a fan of needles? Dr. Meghan can stimulate acupuncture points with her hands. She also uses specific essential oils depending on your illness presentation and the herbal properties of the oils. This is one of the techniques Dr. Meghan utilizes in pediatric cases and is very effective in treating children.
Electronic Point Stimulation
Dr. Meghan uses electrical stimulation to support her acupuncture care. Sometimes, the stimulation goes directly to the needle, which sort of feels like a subtle tapping. Electronic point stimulation can also be used as an alternative to needles, which Dr. Meghan commonly uses for pediatric patients.