The San Diego Acupuncture and Healthcare Resource
Carl M Balingit has been serving San Diego since 2006. At Balingit Acupuncture, you can restore a holistic life full of vigor, mental clarity, and well-being. These benefits come from a combination of acupuncture, compassion, humor, and some fun talks along the way.
Let’s look beyond your symptoms.
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Acupuncture started in China during the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). It stimulates body points to cause a self-healing response, based on the ancient Chinese concept of Qi (pronounced “chee”).
Qi is the energy linked to all activity in our bodies and may be physical or mental in nature. Acupuncture enhances this energy and promotes normal functions by relieving, or promoting, tension. For tension can either block normal function or be the necessary structure for a well-integrated body.
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 on the tongue. Tongue and pulse diagnosis is the signature of acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is effective because it helps us adapt to all types of stress. For we’re stressed not only by our thoughts but also from overwork, injury, pollution, poor diet, and imbalanced lifestyles. All are triggers for broad symptoms that can sometimes be puzzling.
Acupuncture solves even the most puzzling health problems. It is based on natural science involving detailed observation, experimentation, two millenniums of peer review, and consistent results.
To assess Qi imbalance, a practitioner may gauge your pulses, observe your tongue, and check for abnormalities in your connective tissues.
In classical Asian acupuncture, each treatment is unique. The points that are used depend on all data collected through traditional diagnostic techniques. This contrasts a Westernized acupuncture style where common points are selected based on names of diseases rather than on people. While both styles can be effective, Balingit Acupuncture views classical styles as the most effective in causing a holistic self-healing response.
In addition to a rational framework that includes heuristics, Balingit Acupuncture employs an interactive response to feedback gained during each acupuncture session.
Systems Thinking Medicine
Systems thinking is the study of patterns to identify relationships between dynamic elements. Our bodies are systems made of interdependent structures and organs. We cannot treat one part of the body while neglecting the rest, and expect optimal health.
Beyond our bodies, we are also part of a larger system of environments and diverse cultures; all of which influence our health.
There are many interacting dynamic systems. San Diego is a subsystem of California, which is a subsystem of the U.S. and, even broader, North America. Each of these systems presents its own culture that influences your healthcare resources. Read more about the San Diego healthcare culture below.
While the adoption of systems thinking is increasing in healthcare, it has been the mindset of acupuncture practice from the beginning.
Whether in China or San Diego Acupuncture Will Enrich Your Health
It is not painful. It treats the following conditions and more:
- digestive disorders
- chronic diseases
It not only treats disease but also maintains health and well-being by proactively supporting normal body functions.
San Diego offers a temperate climate and rich ecosystem of waterfronts, mountains and desert to support healthy outdoor living year-round. This attracts a diverse culture of healthcare providers to ensure that our residents and visitors maintain their active lifestyle.
There are many choices within this healthcare culture. Even within a specialty like acupuncture, choices abound. The acupuncture benefits shared throughout this site assume that you follow due diligence in choosing your practitioner.
Take your time to browse this site to address any questions or concerns about acupuncture. Be sure to check out the blog section to get a feel for the richness of this medicine.
Even greater confidence comes from a personal talk with the practitioner you may be considering. So feel free to contact me (Carl) any time at (619) 994-2119.