At InMotion Health Center in St. Louis, MO you can benefit from the wisdom of the ages with Acupuncture treatments. The Doctors are highly trained and collectively have been performing Chinese medicine for over 40 years. Dr. Fitelson is a diplomate of the NCCAOM, National Council of Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and The American Chiropractic Council of Acupuncture. Dr. Neff is licensed by the Chiropractic State Board to practice acupuncture.
How does Acupuncture work? There are many frequently asked questions about acupuncture that Western medicine cannot explain. Traditional acupuncture is based on the theory of the flow of Qi (energy) and Xue (blood) through distinct meridians or pathways that cover the body like nerves and vessels do. Acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from where it is excess. Also if yin and yang are imbalanced then Qi cannot flow. The goal of acupuncture is to restore harmonious energetic balance of the body. Acupuncture treats the body and its imbalances thereby going directly to the cause rather than just the symptom.
How are the imbalances determined? Chinese medicine practitioners diagnose by employing four basic examinations. The first is questioning and taking a complete history. The second is visual inspection especially of the tongue and its coating. The third is listening to one’s voice and breathing. The fourth is palpating the pulses at both wrists. At InMotion the doctors also employ a modern state of the art electronic graphing device called the MEAD
which gives a picture of the energy and is used to complete the diagnostics.