What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine originating in ancient China that has been used successfully for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective way to promote natural healing and treat a wide variety of medical problems by correcting imbalances in the body’s organs and clearing out any blockages or pathogens obstructing the flow of Qi. Qi is the vital energy that flows through all 74 pathways of the entire body. When a person blushes, that tingling sensation is the Qi and blood rushing to the face. Classical Chinese Medicine practitioners have used this form of treatment to heal millions of people across the world.

The body has 74 unique pathways, some of them are major and have easy access (ie. 12 Primary Pathways, Sinew Pathways, Cutaneous Pathways) and some are more complex and require special techniques to access them (ie. Divergent Pathways, Luo Vessels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) utilizes only the 12 Primary Pathways. Classical Chinese Medicine utilizes all 74 Pathways.

Dr. Chang is trained in both Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine and graduated from one of the few Chinese medical schools in the world that specializes in Classical Chinese Medicine. Currently, there are approximately 3 schools in the world that teach and specialize in Classical Chinese Medicine.