Acupuncture & Wellness Center
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique for unblocking
Qi or Chi (the vital body energy) by inserting needles at particular
points on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang. Chi
is an energy that allegedly permeates all things. It is believed to flow
through the body along 12 main pathways called meridians. When yin
and yang are in harmony, chi flows freely within the body and a person
is healthy. When a person is sick, diseased, or injured, there is an
obstruction of chi along one of the meridians. Traditional Chinese
medicine has identified some 500 specific points where needles are to
be inserted for specific effects.
Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 2,000 years (though some think it has
been around for 4,000 years or more). Today, the needles are twirled, heated, or even
stimulated with electrical current, ultrasound, or certain wavelengths of light. But no matter
how it is done, scientific research can never demonstrate that unblocking chi by acupuncture
or any other means is effective against any disease. Chi is defined as being undetectable by
the methods of empirical science.
A variation of traditional acupuncture is called auricular therapy or ear acupuncture. It is a
method of diagnosis and treatment based on the unsubstantiated belief that the ear is the
map of the bodily organs. For example, a problem with an organ such as the liver is to be
treated by sticking a needle into a certain point on the ear that is supposed to be the
corresponding point for that organ. (Similar notions about a part of the body being an organ
map are held by those who practice iridology [the iris is the map of the body] and reflexology
[the foot is the map of the body].) A variation of auriculotherapy, also uses small seeds, balls
or intra-dermal needles at key points on the ear hoping to do such things as help people
stop smoking, release excess body weight by suppressing excessive appetite and other
As technology advances, new methods have been implemented to Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Color light therapy is our new addition.
This technique do not require the insertion of needles but uses 2 probes through which small
electrical stimulus combined with color activate specific meridian points.
This is a great alternative for children and those who cannot tolerate needles.
Herbal therapy is used in addition to other TCM techniques to aid the body in its healing
process. By using the appropriate combination of herbs in a formula, the patient is able to
continue to assist hi/her body at home
|Acupuncture & Wellness Center. - Deyba Fajardo Bonza
Lic. Accupuncturist and TCM. NCCAOM Certified
4045 Wadsworth Blvd. Suite 220 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Mobile # 303-263-4883 Office# 303-232-8491