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Acupuncture for all.

Welcome to Balingit Acupuncture

Come restore whole-body health and (re)discover vigor, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. We’ll achieve this with a combination of acupuncture, herbs, compassion, and humor. And some fun discussions along the way.

At Balingit Acupuncture, together we’ll look beyond your symptoms to discover your true self–your body and mind as it was meant to be.

Schedule an appointment at (619) 994-2119

Acupuncture History, Mechanism and Treatment

Acupuncture Needling

Painless needling technique.

Acupuncture was established during the Han dynasty in China (206 BCE – 220 CE). It stimulates points on the body to incite a self-healing response. The healing mechanism is an aspect of what the ancient Chinese called Qi (pronounced “chee”).

Qi describes the energy associated with all activity in our bodies–whether it be physical, mental or emotional in nature. Acupuncture boosts our energy and promotes normal functions by relieving tension. For tension—visualized as the poor movement of Qi—is the precursor to disease and an energy deficit.

Our bodies show signs of tension and Qi imbalance before symptoms occur. These signs can appear as changes on the skin, at pressure points, in the pulse, and on the tongue. The signature of acupuncture treatment is tongue and pulse diagnosis.

To assess tension and Qi imbalance, an acupuncturist will evaluate your pulses, observe your tongue, and check for abnormalities in the acupuncture channels along your skin.

In classical Asian acupuncture, each treatment is unique in that points selected for stimulation depend on all the data collected through traditional diagnostic techniques. This contrasts a Westernized style of acupuncture in which common points are selected based on the name of the disease rather than on the person. While both styles can be effective–in the opinion of Balingit Acupuncture–classical styles of acupuncture are the most effective in activating the self-healing response.

Acupuncture is effective for many conditions because it helps us adapt to the stress that causes disease. The types of stress vary. We’re stressed not only by what’s on our minds but also from overwork, injury, pollution, poor diet, and imbalanced lifestyles. All are triggers for a range of symptoms that can sometimes be puzzling, but acupuncture solves even the most puzzling health problems.

Acupuncture is not painful. It treats the following conditions, and more:

  • pain
  • stress
  • infertility
  • headaches
  • digestive disorders
  • chronic diseases

Acupuncture not only treats disease but also maintains health and well-being by proactively supporting normal body functions. It is based on natural science. In addition to a rational framework, it applies heuristics and intuition, and relies on feedback gained during each acupuncture session.