Blue Lotus Holistic Center 9029 Park Plaza Dr., Suite 101, La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 460-BLUE (2583)
Mon-Fri: 9:30am-9:00pm  Sat: 9:30-7:00pm  Sun: By appointment only
*We sometimes close early, so please call in advance.*
Holistic Center
(619) 460-BLUE (2583)
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing
and to improve overall functioning.   It is an effective form of health care that
has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system.  Acupuncturists place
fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body.  This activates the body’s
Qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing the body’s own recuperative
power, immunity and physical and emotional health.  It is a safe, effective way
to treat a wide variety of medical issues.

The quality, quantity and balance of Qi can be affected by a variety of things.  
Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal
changes, diet, accidents or excessive activity can lead to blockages or
imbalances in the body’s Qi.

The classical Chinese explanation as to how acupuncture works is that
channels of energy, or Qi, run in regular patterns through the body and over
its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing
through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the
movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up, which can lead
to various symptoms including pain and discomfort.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points
stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal
cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain,
or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which
influence the body’s, own internal regulating system.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the
World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide
variety of medical problems including but not limited to:
•        Addiction
•        Anxiety
•        Arthritis
•        Asthma
•        Constipation
•        Digestive Issues
•        Emotional Issues
•        Fatigue
•        Fibromyalgia
•        Headaches
•        IBS
•        Low Back Pain
•        Menstrual Irregularities
•        Migraine        
•        Nausea
•        Pain
•        Sciatica
•        Sinusitis
•        Sleep Disturbances
•        Stress
For more information, please visit the WHO website at:
www.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf

Or the NIH at:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/