It has a rich history of more than 2,000 years of clinical application with a philosophy that believes in empowering the body to function correctly in order to address disease.
As above so below corresponds to the idea that all things are related – the heavens reflect the earth, the Milky Way reflects the shape of DNA, the ear reflects the whole body. We live in a holographic universe where the whole represents the part down to the smallest minutia.
Acupuncture is the use of single-use stainless-steel needles to regulate the qi (energy) of the body. Acupuncture allows the body to function better by using the concept “As Above, So Below”.
Acupuncture can also be used to prevent disease, maintain health, relax and rejuvenate.
Chinese culture is greatly influenced by holism rather than reductionism and holds the perspective that human beings are a part within the universe, not an entity separate from it, which is where the idea of “As Above So Below” comes from. We are a reflection of the Universe and the Universe is a reflection of Us.
This philosophy approaches health and disease by empowering the body to function correctly. The practitioner emphasizes the connection and communication between mind, body and spirit.
Treatment is aimed at restoring balance on all levels and ensuring that organ systems are communicating effectively. The tools of a Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner include acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping, diet and lifestyle modifications, as well as some physical movement exercises or qi gong.
Dr. Laura uses acupuncture as part of a naturopathic treatment plan.