Unlike some Western approaches to remedy, typical Chinese acupuncture is a more individualized process. It usually begins with a candid conversation between Rachel and her patient, in which symptoms are dissected in the context of ones emotional life. She checks your pulses and looks at your tongue. (According to Chinese medicine, the tongue can reveal a lot about whats going on in your body.) Then the needles. I take a lot of time to talk to my patients when they first come in,Smith says. We talk about everything. To me, healing is aboutconnecting the dots. You have energy channels in the body, and each channel corresponds with an organ. When the energy doesnt flow properly, it manifests as disease. Acupuncture is about balancing the energy. Shes the first to cite a lack of studies proving the efficacy of acupuncture and grounds her practice in a mix of Taoist philosophy and physics. Atoms are made up of energy, which makes up the universe.
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