Needle-Free Acupuncture Techniques
In 1993, I (Dr. Ron Cherubino) was invited to be a member of a delegation of doctors and other health care professionals on a lecture tour to China. The plan was to visit three major cities in mainland China and engage in professional exchange with our Chinese counterparts.
We were to observe, first hand, the workings of a variety of health care facilities. In turn, we were to report back on the efficacy of integrating alternative health care into our mainstream hospitals and other health care facilities back here in the USA.
During the weeks that we spent touring the hospitals, my perspective on acupuncture and the Chinese art of healing was dramatically changed. My primary orientation to acupuncture had been one in which needles were the treatment of choice. What I found, especially in the larger institutions, was a variety of non-needle instruments being used to treat traditional acupuncture points.
I was able to witness and experience acupuncture techniques such as acupuncture magnetic therapy and acupuncture for pain relief.
Since that time, my new perspective has led me to integrate the use of several non-needle instruments into my nervous system based approach here at the center.
Acupuncture vs Meridian Therapy
Meridian therapy in one form or another dates back nearly 5000 years. It is based on an awareness of energy pathways known as meridians that Chinese medicine recognizes as foundational to the proper flow of energy (Chi) through the human body.
Until recently, these basic principles of energy in the human body were poorly understood. Thanks to advances in physics and other sciences we are now scientifically aware of the facts. The human body is made-up of energy and is perceived as solid through the use of our senses. For more information read The Body Electric by Dr. Ron Cherubino.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the principal that the proper flow of Chi, via the meridians, is necessary for proper function of all systems of the body. Furthermore, an excess or deficiency involving meridians would negatively affect overall function and health.
Acupuncture is a form of Meridian therapy that has traditionally used needles, and other pointed tools, to help regulate the flow of electrical energy (Chi) through pathways of energy known as meridians. It is important to remember that the use of acupuncture needles is but one of the many ways to treat meridian points.
Types of Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy used at CHC
Electrical, Mechanical, and Laser Devices:
- Pointer plus
- Acu Pen
- Acu Pen with Laser
- Piezo Devices
- Cold Laser
- Cold Laser with IR
Electro Acupuncture without needles involves treatment of specific acupuncture and nerve points on the body with small (milliamp/microamp) electrical impulses. These electrical impulses are applied by using specifically designed instruments which accurately locate and effectively treat specific acupuncture points. Treatment is safe and painless, making it appropriate for use with patients of any age. In our center, we have found that the therapeutic benefits resulting from the use of electro-acupuncture consistently exceed those achieved with the use of needles.
Laser acupuncture is one of the most effective forms of Chinese Meridian Therapy available. This advanced form of needle free acupuncture is safe as well as painless and delivers predictable physiological changes.