Pain Management the Natural Way

Valley Health & Acupuncture offers effective pain relief and management through a variety of time-tested techniques. We specialize in natural healing using both a modern approach and techniques proven through thousands of years of practice. With the use of Physical Therapy, Massage, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture we offer the ability to help heal and relieve the body and soul of our clients the natural way.

What is Acupunture?

What is Acupunture?
Valley Health and Acupuncture in Sunnyvale, CA


Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture continues to grow in popularity in the United States as an effective form of pain relief.

The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.

Acupuncture is a treatment that can alleviate the symptoms of many physical and psychological problems. The theory behind acupuncture is that the needles are placed in special points of the body that will stimulate nerves in the body and encourage the body's natural defenses to repair itself.

It has been reported that acupuncture can affect nearly everyone of the bodies system from the central nervous system and digestive system to the urinary tract and reproductive organs.

Valley Health and Acupuncture utilizes this history rich tradition with today's modern advances to offer pain relief and management to it's clients.

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Daoism Philosophy in TCM

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing forces: Yin and Yang. Yin represents the cold, slow or passive principle, while Yang represents the hot, excited or active principle. According to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "Balanced State". Disease is due to an internal imbalance of Yin and Yang. This imbalance causes a blockage in the flow of Qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians. Sources vary on the number of meridians, with numbers ranging from 14 to 20. One commonly cited source descibes meridians, as 14 main channels "connecting the body in a weblike interconnecting matrix" of at least 2000 acupuncture points.