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Acupuncture Kalamazoo MI

Local resource for acupuncture in Kalamazoo. Includes detailed information on local business that give access to acupuncture points, nausea reduction, pain relief, infertility treatment, disease prevention, general health promotion and more. Read on for more advice and content on alternative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

David Krofcheck
4230 S. Westminster Rd Ste #1
Kalamazoo, MI

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Jason Pettet
(269) 345-7075
4230 S. Westnedge Ave., Suite 1
Kalamazoo, MI
Lei Ding
(269) 226-9219
1821 Whites Road
Kalamazoo, MI
Carl Bayha
(269) 375-3921
5985 W. Main St., Suite 202
Kalamazoo, MI
Tamara Graf
(616) 353-4986
6040 South 12Th Street
Portage, MI
Paul Janson
(269) 373-1000
6450 West KL Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
SolSpring at Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts
Herbalist, Acupuncturist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Hormone Imbalances, Infertility, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Women's Health

Therapies : Tui na, Shiatsu, Moxibustion, Meridian Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Breathwork, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture, Pain Management
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Professional Affiliations
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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David Krofcheck
269-345-7075 , 269-731-4646
4230 S. Westnedge Ave., Suite 1
Kalamazoo, MI
Gregg Flynn
(269) 345-7075
4230 S.Westnedge Ave., Suite 1
Kalamazoo, MI
Elizabeth Slocum
5945 West Main Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI
Beverly Yee
4855 W Centre Ave, Suite B
Portage, MI
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Acupuncture - Meridians in Acupuncture


Channels or Meridians in Acupuncture - The invisible Pathways of Qi

Chinese use the term "jing luo" which means, channels, conduit, meridian etc. According to acupuncture, these are the invisible channels through which qi circulates throughout the body. The acupuncture points (or holes as the Chinese term xue is more aptly translated means) are the locations where the qi of the channels rises close to the surface of the body. There are 12 main meridians, six of which are yin and six are yang and numerous minor ones, which form a network of energy channels throughout the body.

In acupuncture, each meridian is related to, and named after, an organ or function, the main ones are: the lung, kidney, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, urinary bladder, san jiao (three heater) and pericardium (heart protector/ or circulation sex meridian).

There are also 8 extraordinary channels in acupuncture that are considered to be reservoirs supplying qi and blood to the twelve regular channels. These are believed to have a strong connection to the kidney. The meridians are shown in the figures.

Location of the meridians and acupoints (acupuncture points) in the body.

Dotted along these meridians are more than 400 acupuncture points, classified by WHO. (There may be as many as 2000 points in use for different treatments.) These are listed by name, number and the meridian to which they belong.

When Chi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy, but if the energy becomes blocked, stagnated or weakened, it can result in physical, mental or emotional ill health. An imbalance in a person's body can result from inappropriate emotional responses such as: excess anger, over-excitement, self-pity, deep grief and fear. Environmental factors such as cold, damp/hu...

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