We are excited to announce a “Yin & Pin” class lead by Dr. Amanda Bouque.
“Yin & Pin” offers a taste of Yin Yoga and the ancient healing of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Description: class will begin with 25-30 minutes of restorative yoga asana’s that will help release you physically at a deeper level. Poses will be held for longer durations so you can ‘get out of your head.’ Once things begin to open and you relax further, Dr. Amanda Bouque, Board certified Acupuncture Physician, will offer a de-stress treatment. Whether you choose acupuncture or auricular ear seeds, you are bound to feel the stress just melting away! After Yin Yoga and your healing you are in for a SWEET Savasana!
If you have always wanted to try Acupuncture this is a great option!
Philosophy & Principles of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been a major part of primary healthcare in China for the last 5,000 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. In a person who is healthy, the Qi flows through all the channels smoothly and the Yin and Yang are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. (Yin / Yang is the two halves found in everything that together complete wholeness.) This means that even though there are temporary fluctuations in the Yin and the Yang, the net energy is in balance. In a person who is sick, the energy flows are obstructed and unbalanced causing either an excess or a deficiency of Yin, or an excess or a deficiency of Yang. Acupuncture achieves its curative effect by clearing the obstruction in the flow of Qi and balancing the energy flow. Once the flow of energy is restored to normal, the person becomes and remains healthy.
Acupuncture helps to correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin. Even though acupuncture is used for a variety of medical purposes, the main focus is on prevention. It is the qi and the blood that regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Disease occurs when the flow of qi is disrupted and unbalances occur.
Stimulation of specific acupuncture points located near or on the surface of the skin stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the brain. The brain is then responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing hormones to achieve the desired effect. The substances released as a result of acupuncture not only relax the whole body; they regulate serotonin in the brain, which plays a role in the human constitution. This is why depression is often treated with cupuncture.
Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count responsible for stimulating the immune system.
Ancient Chinese believed that moderation in all areas of life is essential in order to live a long and fruitful life. We agree! The goal of our acupuncturist is to restore your health and help your body maintain harmony and balance so you can live to a ripe old age.
Do Not Fear the Needle!
We’ve already established acupuncture stimulates anatomical points on the body with needles. Many people are surprised to learn that acupuncture needles are extremely thin. They are not like hypodermic (injection) needles, which are big and hollow. An acupuncture physician uses thin, disposable, stainless steel needles. Acupuncture needles do not hurt like hypodermic needles because the needles are very thin. How thin are they? Acupuncture needles are super thin and about the size of a human hair. The slender needle produces little to no sensation.
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