Come restore whole-body health and (re)discover 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 a description of acupuncture. You may also call Carl Balingit any time for more information, or to schedule an appointment.
Phone (619) 994-2119
Acupuncture History, Mechanism and Treatment
Acupuncture was established during the Han dynasty of China (206 BCE - 220 CE). It stimulates points on the body to incite a self-healing response. The healing mechanism is what the ancient Chinese called Qi (pronounced "chee").
Acupuncture works with Qi. Qi describes the energy associated with all activity in our bodies--whether it be physical, mental or emotional in nature. Specifically, acupuncture boosts our energy and promotes normal functions. For it is a lack of energy, or the poor movement of Qi, that causes disease.
Our bodies show signs of Qi imbalance before symptoms occur. These signs can appear as changes on the skin, at pressure points, in the pulse, and/or on the tongue. The signature of acupuncture treatment is 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 acupuncture channels along your skin surface.
In classical Chinese acupuncture, each treatment is unique in that the points selected for stimulation depend on all of 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 my opinion--classical styles of acupuncture are the most effective in activiating the self-healing response. Classically, acupuncture is effective for many conditions because it helps us adapt to the stress that causes disease.
The types of stress that cause disease vary. 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 a range of symptoms that can sometimes be puzzling. But acupuncture solves even the most puzzling health problems.
Acupuncture treats the following conditions, and more:
Acupuncture is not painful.
Acupuncture not only treats disease but also maintains health and well-being by proactively supporting normal body functions (Qi mechanism). It is based on the natural sciences. It applies heuristics and intuition, and it relies on feedback gained during each acupuncture session.