Introducing the “Gentle Acupuncture”
Toyo Hari MeridianTherapy
What is Traditional Acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture started over 3000 years ago in China, and is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world. It is used by over one billion people as a primary health care system. Acupuncture is based on natural laws that describe the flow of vital energy in nature and the body.
This vital energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) pulses through the body in channels, called meridians, similar to rivers, streams, and oceans. When the qi in the body is full and moving freely, good health is enjoyed. When the qi is not moving in harmony, dis-ease begins.
Even everyday stresses like deadlines, disappointment and severe traffic can disrupt the harmonious movement of qi. Stress compounded over time can lead to symptoms later.
What is Toyo Hari Acupuncture?
Toyo Hari is a form of Meridian Therapy developed in Japan. Blind acupuncturists developed and matured this style of acupuncture in the 1930’s. Very fine and subtle palpitory skills lead to delicate needling techniques. Toyo Hari is often referred to as “gentle acupuncture.”
Does Acupuncture Work with Western Medicine?
Acupuncture is compatible with other care you are receiving including medications. Over time, with regular acupuncture treatments you may see your need for medications or other therapies slowly decreasing. This is only done through the direction and consultation with your physician or other provider.
Will My Health Insurance Cover My Acupuncture Treatments?
Many insurance companies do reimburse for acupuncture treatments. Please check your plan to determine if acupuncture is covered. Cross Keys Acupuncture accepts EHP, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and ASH insurance plans. We also accept all major credit cards and checks.