Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been practiced in parts of the world for thousands of years, originating in China around 100BC. The use of acupuncture and TCM theory spread to Korea, then Japan, and then through Europe and to the United States. While several different theories of TCM fundamentals were developed through its history and spread across various regions, the two main theories of acupuncture are the Five Elements and the Eight Principles. Based on these theories, many different styles of acupuncture have also been developed. At Trinity Acupuncture in Torrance, we believe that the more tools we have in our toolbelt, the better-equipped we are to tackle various forms of conditions and ailments. While all of our board-certified and fully licensed acupuncturists have our preferred styles and techniques of acupuncture, we are always open to learning and widening our experience and skills to continue evolving and improving our practices to better serve our patients in the surrounding communities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, and Carson, and to enable us to offer not only the most effective but also most comfortable experience for our patients.
Acupuncture Theory is a complex system of diagnosis that views the person as a whole. While presenting symptoms of two patients may seem equal, the underlying causes for the manifesting symptoms may vary greatly between the two cases. Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine take into consideration the physical, mental, and emotional factors that contribute to a certain condition in order to diagnose and treat the body holistically. In doing so, the root of disease can be targeted instead of merely masking symptoms. And because the whole body is observed and the underlying cause is treated, the concern for side-effects of treatments and the need to see numerous specialists are eliminated. Even the strongest modern drugs usually can only mask symptoms, not induce healing. True healing is only possible when your body heals itself.
Using meridians or “channels” that traverse the body, acupuncture points are used to regulate physiology. Needles can also be manipulated to bring more energy to the area or disperse energy. These manual techniques can be employed by acupuncturists to further increase effects of the needles at certain points in the body. Electro-acupuncture can also be utilized to bring stimulation to these areas. Acupuncture needles will enter an acupuncture point to disperse energy where it is stagnant or bring energy to an area where there is a deficiency. As such, there is little concern for side-effects when performed correctly, as treatments work to harmonize imbalances in the body, strengthening weaknesses and improving functionality, while regulating excesses or stagnated energy.
That’s what makes our Acupuncture and Chinese herbs so powerful. They work by assisting your body’s self-healing mechanisms and correcting biochemical imbalances.
When performed by properly trained and licensed acupuncturists, there are zero to minimal side effects as we use one-time-use, sterile needles after properly disinfecting any areas where the needles are applied.
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Our team at Trinity understands that changes in habits are an important step in establishing healthy patterns, which will lead to increased overall health. During our sessions, we treat you with the most effective, proven techniques, and equip you to make daily decisions that will reinforce the treatments we administer.
We at Trinity want you to retain your treatment effects. We want to see real, lasting change in your health and quality of life. The patients we serve in Torrance and the surrounding cities of Gardena, Lomita, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach commit to taking an active role in their health by learning about what treatments they receive and will always find supportive listeners in our providers. We walk with you through your healing process and provide practical recommendations that you can implement in your daily life. Get started TODAY by calling 310- 371-1777 for a consultation with one of our caring, compassionate, expert practitioners.