Acupuncture restores health by promoting the circulation of Qi (pronounced Chee) throughout the body. Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridians inside the body and each of these are connected to specific organs, tissues and glands. Through the use of acupuncture points, we can promote an even flow of qi throughout the body and help the body to return to a balanced state.
Meridians can become out of balance for many reasons. These include trauma, injury, environmental pathogens,as well as poor diet, emotional upset, stress, overwork, side effects of medications and seasonal changes. Through the use of acupuncture points, we can promote an even flow of qi throughout the body and help the body to return to a balanced state.
The modern scientific explanation of how acupuncture works is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture result in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
What is AcuGraph?
The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized tool used to analyze and document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians. We will use the system in a short examination by touching a moistened probe to acupuncture points on your hands and feet.
How Can AcuGraph Help me?
The AcuGraph system allows your practitioner to measure and analyze the energy level of each acupuncture meridian. Armed with this information, Dr. Brook can make better-informed decisions about your condition, and provide the best treatment possible.
What Does My P.I.E. Score Mean?
Within the P.I.E. chart, each wedge of the circle represents one meridian pathway. Those shown in green are balanced and functioning properly. Colors that do not extend to the edge of the circle identify and classify your meridian energy imbalances.
Your P.I.E. (Personal Integrated Energetics) score includes a complete analysis of all your meridian pathways and reflects the overall health of your meridian energy system. A perfect score of 100 reflects complete balance and unimpeded flow of your Qi energy. A lower score means there are various imbalances that you and Dr. Brook should address together.