Acupuncture has been used to heal a multitude of medical conditions for thousands of years. Even traditional medicine is beginning to accept the idea that our bodies are made of energy and that we have distinct energy flow patterns (Qi) through the body’s channels that are essential for health. Disrupted flow of energy leads to disharmony and disorder. Stress, poor diet, disease pathogens, lifestyle patterns and environmental factors are just a few causes. If the person is unable to correct these factors, “dis-ease” often follows.
Acupuncture utilizes the painless insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points to clear blockages and correct imbalances. Acupuncture affects every major system such as cardiac, gastrointestinal, circulatory, genitourinary, endocrine and immune systems.
Dr. Toner uses various acupuncture techniques that may even include Auricular Acupuncture (Acupuncture done in the ear), Trigger Point Acupuncture and Western-based Acupuncture.
In 1979, the World Health Organization (WHO) created the following provisional list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment.
For more information on acupuncture please visit the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine.