Acupuncture practitioner Eva Lu understands and embraces holistic medicine as a method of relieving pain and achieving better health. Educated in the US, Eva received her bachelors in microbiology and clinical laboratory science. Her implicit knowledge of Chinese herbs and methodologies comes from her family who practices traditional Chinese medicines passed down from generations. It is the fusion of East and West that compels Eva to open a San Diego acupuncture clinic.
What is Acupuncture?
Put simply, acupuncture is when a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner inserts very thin needles into key locations of your body. These hair-thin needles are left in place for about 15 to 20 minutes. Sometimes pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation is applied to increase efficacy.
Insertion of the needles will feel like a pinprick but the sensation fades quickly. Most people describe the sensation as a heavy pressure, a tingling, or a warmth that originates from the needle and extends outwards. After the needles are removed, there is often a sense of relaxation. But in many cases, the benefits come after a few sessions of therapy.
Acupuncture: a 2000 Year History
Before pharmaceuticals and surgical interventions, people have relied on knowledge and experience gathered from thousands of years of practice. Archaeological evidence from tombs and ancient texts suggest that acupuncture was practiced more than 2000 years ago. The practice remains relatively unchanged, though the philosophy may have incorporated new terminology to allow today’s patients a way to understand how it works.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, most illness and pain are due to stagnation or blockage of the flow of life energy called qi. In acupuncture, needles are inserted at key locations (acupoints) to promote the flow of qi. The restored flow of energy allows the body to balance itself and self-heal.
San Diego Acupuncture Clinic
Eva Lu Acupuncture offers acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, tui na, cupping, and qigong strategies. Make an appointment online or contact Eva by Email or telephone for more information: (858) 433-5428.