Acupuncture in Grand Junction CO
Acupuncture is a technique where the practitioner stimulates specific points on the body. This is done by inserting thin, long needles through the skin, by using a laser or by applying manual pressure. It can help stimulate the hundreds of points across the body to aid in the restoration of electrical flow and to restore integrity to your body’s “weakest link”. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help balance the flow of electric energy through the meridian system. It is a very safe procedure when performed by an experienced practitioner using sterile needles.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Are you dealing with low-back pain, neck pain, or knee pain? Do you have frequent tension or migraine headaches? If you answered yes to either of these questions, there’s a good chance you can benefit from receiving these treatments. Another great benefit is that there are very few complications or side affects. In addition to helping relieve pain, studies are being done on acupuncture helping to reduce the frequency of hot flashes that’s associated with menopause. Another study is looking at it helping to reduce the pain that’s associated with receiving chemotherapy.
Dr. Jeff McCloskey – Acupuncturist in Grand Junction CO
Dr. Jeff McCloskey received his training in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003. He is board certified to practice Acupuncture by the State of Colorado. Dr. McCloskey is a firm believer that using acupuncture is one of several ways to help find the weakest link in your body. Focusing on finding the weakest link helps to rebuild your health where it’s needed most.
Dr. McCloskey is also a firm believer in the Five Element Theory. In part, the Five Element Theory is that nature and the body are unities, in which mutual control and harmony are maintained by creation (anabolism) and destruction (catabolism). Five Phase Theory extends Yin-Yang Theory, in which all things in nature are classified into five basic types or Correspondences: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood. The Phases and their Correspondences interact in predictable ways. As Yin and Yang have anabolic and catabolic aspects, so also have the Five Phases. Thus, the Five Phases have a Sheng (Mother-Son, anabolic, creative, nourishing = ->) and a Ko (Grandmother-Grandson, catabolic, controlling, destructive, = X) Cycle.
To read more about what the Five Element Theory is and how it plays a direct role in your health, please click here. You can also study the charts below.