This is where you can restore whole-body health and explore the link between mental clarity, emotional well-being and physical vibrancy. 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 the best path to your true self--your body and mind as it was meant to be.
Please read ahead for the basics of acupuncture. You may also call Carl Balingit any time for more information, or to schedule an appointment.
Phone (619) 994-2119
Acupuncture was organized as a medical system during the Han dynasty of China (206 BCE - 220 CE). It involves the stimulation of points on the body to incite a self-healing response. The mechanism behind the healing process is what the ancient Chinese called Qi.
So acupuncture stimulates Qi--the energy responsible for all activity in our bodies, whether it be physical, mental or emotional in nature. Specifically, it boosts our energy and promotes its smooth circulation. For it is a lack of energy, or the poor circulation of Qi, that causes disease.
Even before symptoms occur, our bodies can show signs of Qi imbalance. These signs can appear as changes on the skin, at pressure points, in the pulse, and/or on the tongue. Hence, the signature component of acupuncture treatment: tongue and pulse diagnosis.
To assess a Qi imbalance, an acupuncturist will evaluate your pulse beats, observe your tongue characteristics, and feel for physical changes in the energy pathways along your skin surface.
In classical Chinese acupuncture, each clinical encounter is unique in that the points selected for stimulation depend on all of the data collected through traditional diagnostic techniques. This is in contrast to 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 my opinion--classical Chinese acupuncture is more profound and complete in activating the self-healing response. Classically, acupuncture is effective for many conditions because it helps us adapt to the stress that causes disease.
The stress that causes disease varies. We're stressed not only by what's on our minds but also from overwork, injury, pollution, poor diet, and imbalanced lifestyles. All of these are triggers for symptoms that range from subtle to disturbing to down-right puzzling.
Acupuncture sorts out the puzzle so that we can once again find peace and balance.
Some of the conditions treated with acupuncture include:
The above conditions are treated with the painless insertion of tiny acupuncture needles.
Acupuncture not only promotes healing but also helps maintain health and well-being by appropriately adjusting the state of our Qi. It is guided by the natural sciences, intuition (awareness) and careful observation.
A Chinese Medicine Practitioner's Perspective
This is the philosophy that inspires me to provide the best care possible:
Effective acupuncture depends as much on rapport as it does on experience and know-how. For a harmonious connection between patient and practitioner offers valuable insight into a patient's dreams as well as fears.
Rapport plays a key role in boosting a person's motivation for vibrant health, and in crumbling any resistance to the changes that are required for deep healing.
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I look forward to hearing from you.
In Good Health,
Carl M Balingit, LAc, Dipl OM Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
"Great health care at my fingertips."
Acupuncture effectively treats the cause of many medical conditions, not just symptoms. Some of the conditions that acupuncture treats are pain, stress, infertility, headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic diseases.
As you gain better health through acupuncture, you will become aware of how your body works. This will empower you to maintain your new level of well-being.
Acupuncture is relaxing, painless and non-invasive.
More Acupuncture Information
Acupuncture balances you in different ways, depending on your type of stress. Systems that benefit from acupuncture include:
Musculoskeletal System, related to pain from trauma, overuse injury and/or chronic disease
Hormonal System, related to many common diseases and women's health issues
Neurochemical System, related to mental-emotional disorders
Acupuncture is supported by scientific research. However, there is more to health than science alone. There is also the need to feel inspired, find your purpose and enjoy life. This is all part of the human condition.
Acupuncture treats both aspects of your body -- the science and the nature -- so you can achieve optimal health.