Balancing of the Qi
The health of the body depends on the state of Qi (pronounced chee). Qi is the vital life force, or energy, that flows through the channels. The two opposite forms of Qi are Yin Qi and Yang Qi. The organs and bodily systems work together in harmony to create a healthy body, putting Yin and Yang in balance. Disease and disharmony occur when there is a disruption in the flow of Qi, and the balance between Yin and Yang is thrown off. For example, if Qi is blocked by any pathological factor (such as a virus, bacteria, trauma, inflammation, or cancer), then pain, dysfunction, or ill health results because Yin and Yang are out of sync. Thus, acupuncture stimulation resolves the blockage, freeing the flow of Qi and enabling the body to heal itself.
The goal of each technique is always to restore homeostasis (health) by achieving a balance of Yin Qi and Yang Qi.
Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, or traumatic nerve injury
Respiratory problems, such as feline asthma