The fundamental theory surrounding TCM is that there is an energy force flowing throughout the body. This force, known as Qi (pronounced “Chee”) comprises all of the essential aspects of life–physical, emotional, and spiritual. Qi flows through various channels throughout the body, called “meridians” and is accumulated to “Chakras” which mean energy centers. When the flow of Qi is impeded, illness can result. According to TCM, there are fourteen primary meridians running in pairs vertically up and down the surface of the body and there are seven major Chakras in the body. Qi is constantly flowing through the meridians and stored in the Chakras. When the body is balanced, all is well. However, there are times when the body falls out of balance and this balance must be restored through traditional Chinese medicinal practices.
TCM teaches that the body falls out of balance due to an imbalance of two forces that comprise Qi: Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are opposite forces, like the positive and negative forces surrounding an atom. Just as an atom is composed of both positive and negative charges and cannot be found alone, so living beings and their components are composed of Yin and Yang that constantly flow among each other to create the Qi. When there is too much Yin or too little Yang or too little Yin and too much Yang, the Qi is disturbed, the body falls out of balance, and there is illness.
Chakra Acupuncture® is a unique way of restoring the imbalance between Yin and Yang and allows the Qi to freely flow throughout the meridians and to be accumulated in the Chakras. Chakra Acupuncture® points are specific locations where the Meridians and the Chakras come to the surface of the skin and are easily accessible by “needling” them. This needling restores the balance of Yin and Yang and improves the flow and accumulation of Qi.