About Acupuncture


Since acupuncture needles are extremely fine, minimal pain accompanies insertion. The needle itself goes unnoticed or feels like a small pinch followed by a sensation of numbness, ache, traveling warmth, tingling or heaviness. These sensations indicate that the Qi is present and being summoned. Sensations may occur around the acupuncture point as well as along the channel or meridian of which it is a part. Sometimes people feel the Qi moving in areas far from the point of insertion.

Response to treatment is highly individual. A drifting, dreamy sense of well-being and relaxation is usual, as is an elevation in spirits.  Following acupuncture it is as normal to experience the desire to continue resting as it is to feel immediately animated, though sometimes this sense of invigoration is delayed until the days following treatment. Most people are relieved to find that treatments are not especially uncomfortable and, in fact, look forward to the experience.


In ancient times, the number of acupuncture points was established to be the same as the number of days in the year: 365. These points were mapped to 14 major meridian lines, one meridian for each of the 12 inner organs, one meridian along the spine, and another along the midline of the abdomen. There are extra points on the body that have proven to be experiential points in treating specific symptoms, some of them outlined in ancient times, others modern. There are microsystems, like the hand, the foot, the ear that may be used as adjunct therapy or stand-alone.

 An acupuncturist considers many factors in selecting appropriate points for creating an individual treatment plan.

Auricular (Ear) Therapy   


Listening Tree1

 Listening to the sounds (cries) of the world


The ear maps the major systems of the body. This allows it to act as a microsystem for diagnostic and adjunct therapy purposes for the whole body. Mini-treatments, with or without acupuncture, can provide substantial relief for a number of conditions and ailments.   - Debi                                                                     

The ear has been found to resemble an inverted fetus with the head of the fetus where the ear lobe is located; the spine corresponding to the outer ridge or helix; and the organs located in the concha or the 2 major areas of depression surrounding the ear canal.

green ear

Auricular acupuncture is used for the prevention and treatment of a variety of health conditions, including addictions, as well as for acupuncture anesthesia.

Chances are acupuncture can help you with a long standing or newly acquired pain. It won't hurt to inquire, so drop Genesis Health and Acupuncture an email and find out how we can help you.

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