Damay – Marimar
- Graduate in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Postgraduate in Chinese pharmacopoeia
Many people wonder how to find a good acupuncturist. To answer this simple question, it is important to understand what acupuncture is and how it works. Acupuncture is a treatment method from ancient medicine. Together with the modern version of traditional Chinese medicine, the ancient Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has been passed on to us from an unknown prehistorical civilisation.
Traditionally, Chinese people believed that the art of Chinese medicine was a gift from divinity. This medical system recognises the anatomy and the physiology of the human body like modern medicine does, however, it also traces and explains the energy network of human beings. Although this level of human existence is still invisible to us, its existence can be felt in our lives.
The energy that traditional Chinese medicine has mapped is called «qi», a vital force that keeps the physical and mental body working. The circulating system of «qi» is called meridians, a network of energy channels that are concentrated on the main internal organs. The current technology of imagery and radiology cannot see those meridians. When the flow of «qi» is soft, it helps the body work normally. Any kind of chemical, emotional or physical stress compromises the «qi» and blocks the meridians.
Therefore this stress causes a bad functioning and ailments and symptoms appear in the affected areas of our body or mood associated with those meridians. The compromised «qi» can manifest itself with chemical, physical or structural abnormalities that modern medicine detects and treats. To be continued...