Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy 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 in others.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
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.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Harold Jezler, MSAc, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist who utilizes various styles of acupuncture to treat acute injuries and chronic conditions in both adults and children. He received his Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where he was trained in Chinese and Japanese forms of traditional medicine, in addition to Western sports medicine and trigger point release.
Harold has an extensive background in classical Japanese martial arts and has been studying meditation and vibrational healing since a young age, which has provided him with a unique understanding of the body and its energy systems. Prior to pursuing his acupuncture degree, he completed a Masters program in Western Esotericism from the University of Amsterdam.
“Harold, with his precision and sensitivity, was able to alleviate my lower back pain. Already after my first treatment I was able to move around with more ease.”
“Harold is a very skilled and gentle doctor who has helped me tremendously with my pains. I highly recommend him as I always leave feeling positive and refreshed.”