Mar Vista Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture is a powerful natural medicine able to regulate major body systems, release tense muscles and moderate pain. It is based on the ancient Chinese philosophy of “Chi” (energy) flow throughout meridians (pathways) that network the body, much like nerves and blood vessels. These meridians are thought to form an “informational network” that link or unify all parts of the body.

In this theory, insertion of fine acupuncture needles at various points along the body’s meridians enables Chi (and blood) to flow into areas where there is a deficiency and away from areas of excess. These changes in flow create balance and harmony in the body, which allows the body to naturally restore itself. Watch this short video on the right for more information.

From a western medical perspective, acupuncture stimulates physiological responses in the body, particularly the nervous system and produces changes in the bioelectrical and biochemical properties of the body. These biological changes have been shown to positively affect the hormonal levels, the immune system, and blood chemistry levels facilitating the body’s ability to restore balance and promote self-healing.

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