Chinese medicine, of which acupuncture is a part, is a complete system of health care that has existed for over two thousand years. The intention of Chinese medicine is to restore harmony to yin and yang, balance to the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood), bring poise and freedom to the flow of Qi (chi) through the meridian pathways of the body, allow the natural flow of the elements within your body in accord with the seasons, and strength to Jing (primordial body energy), Qi, and Shen (spirit).
Chinese medicine has traditionally used bone-setting (essentially chiropractic care), diet, stress and lifestyle management, herbal medicine, internal exercise like tai chi and chi kung, and meridian therapy (which includes acupuncture).
Modern acupuncture uses an instrument (ohmmeter) that measures the electrical resistance in each of your twelve major meridians. This information is entered into a computer where the information is processed and graphed.
Evaluation and treatment of your meridian system using this approach is very precise and reproducible. Follow-up exams will show the changes that are taking place in your meridian system from treatment.
Acupuncture doesn't have to be done with needles. Tapping, heat, cold, rubbing, gentle electrical stimulation, and even laser can be used to balance the flow of Qi through the meridians.
Dr. Mladenoff fully realizes the importance of acupuncture in natural health and healing and is dedicated to the art and science of acupuncture. Dr. Mladenoff is a Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture a Fellow of the Acupuncture Society of America and has taught acupuncture to other doctors through both professional organisations.
Traditionally, acupuncture therapy is used frequently until Qi in the body is balanced and then with each change of season to maintain harmony to the balance and flow of Qi in the body. This promotes optimal function of cellular metabolism, circulation, and function of the nervous system.