Is an ancient form of Chinese medicine dating back over 5,000 years.
With April Griet, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac
What is Acupuncture?
It is based on the concept that the body has specific channels (meridians) through which energy (chi) flows. While this energy, or chi, is flowing smoothly, there will be no specific pain or disease, but if the chi is either deficient or excess in quantity, or is not flowing freely, there will be disease. Each meridian and each point have their own characteristics which is used to help diagnose and treat a patient. When very fine acupuncture needles are gently placed in specific points on the skin, energy is redirected to bring about a healing response.
When the body is in balance, all of the meridians are in good and proper working order. All of the physiological systems are functioning at optimum levels. When we get sick, it is a sign that the body has somehow become out of balance, and that’s when we develop colds and flus, and more serious diseases like diabetes, arthritis and cancer. Acupuncture can be used to help the body heal itself, restore balance, good health and quality of life.
Acupuncture Can Help
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than 35 common illnesses. Acupuncture is also known to normalize physiological functions, stimulate the immune system, relieve drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and aid in behavior modifications such as weight loss, and smoking cessation. In the same way, acupuncture may also be effective in reducing tension, stress, and depression.
There are many illnesses, ailments and “disharmonies” which can be resolved using acupuncture alone, as well as using it in conjunction with Western medicine. Here is a short list of what acupuncture can help with: Anxiety, Asthma, Autoimmune, Cardiovascular, Depression, Digestive, Gastrointestinal, Insomnia, Blood Circulation, Endorphin Levels, The Immune System, Menstrual/Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Skin Conditions, Stress Management, and much more!
Acupuncture Does So Much More Than Just Treat Pain!
April Griet – L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac
April Griet is a Pennsylvania licensed Acupuncturist with a strong background in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory with elements of 5 element acupuncture. She is a graduate of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies and a Zen Shiatsu Practitioner out of the International School of Shiatsu. With over 9 years of experience in holistic medicine, she provides specialized attention to the patient and works closely with them to achieve their health goals. April also has a 18 year background in the Martial Arts which provides her with laser focus required to design an effective and efficient treatment for every individual.s main interest is in establishing balance within each patient: body, mind and spirit. Through a joint effort of Patient and Practitioner, she believes that optimum health potential can be reached. April’s other interests include: soccer, Martial Arts, running, and Yoga. She enjoys being outside and being active.
♦ Practitioners at Airmid Wellness are certified by the Commonwealth of PA and by NCCAOM
Sessions are scheduled directly with the Acupuncturist and take place in the Airmid Annex Building at 1250 Old York Road, Warminster, PA (Right next door to our main office)