One pitfall of Western Medicine, which we call “supporting the righteous”, is that the treatments are designed to block, reduce, counteract, and suppress the body’s natural energy channels. Chinese medicine views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi, which is your energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body. When this flow becomes blocked, it creates an imbalance that can lead to disharmony and disease.
By combining Western with other therapies such as Chinese Medicine, it can help to restore balance to the mind/body/spirit. Regular treatments can correct imbalances that have become illness and pain, and even correct imbalances prior to the appearance of symptoms, preventing disease. This transformation creates a sense of empowerment that’s particularly important in dealing with a chronic immune disorder such as HIV disease, which can erode your sense of control over your own body and make you feel estranged from your physical and spiritual self.
At Uptown Acupuncture in San Diego, our practitioners integrate a wide variety of both modern and classic techniques in their practices. We combine chinese medicine, acupuncture treatments, and life coaching techniques to maintain your body’s natural balance and harmony. We also have a wide selection of herbal supplements and gently nourish the body and paints that stimulate the immune system to “keep your forcefeild strong.”