Movement Systems Physical Therapy sublets space to EJ Han, Acupuncturist.
EJ Han joins Movement Systems Physical Therapy with 10 years of experience as an acupuncturist. Exposed to acupuncture at an early age from her parents who were both acupuncturists, EJ joined them in pursuing acupuncture as her career. She graduated with a B.A. from California State University and went on to receive her MS from SAMRA University in Los Angeles in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Currently, EJ is licensed to practice acupuncture in both California and Washington. Her background is in traditional Chinese acupuncture and modern Korean acupuncture.
Acupuncture needles dating from 4,000 years ago have been found in China. Acupuncture was developed in response to the theory that there are special meridian points on the body connected to the internal organs and that vital energy flows along the meridian lines. According to this theory, diseases are caused by interrupted energy flow, and inserting and twirling needles restores normal flow. Sterile needles are .40 mm, as fine as human hair.
In acupuncture, the energy force (Qi), and Blood (Xue) are analogous to nerves and blood vessels in western medicine. Acupuncture point locations are channels of energy and blood flow. When injury or pain occur, its manifestations are dictated by the patient’s condition. Acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body.
Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. While there have been many studies of its potential usefulness, many of these studies provide equivocal results because of design, sample size, and other factors. However, promising results have emerged, showing efficacy of acupuncture for various musculoskeletal conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain,and osteoarthritis. Acupuncture has been shown to be useful as an adjunct treatment to be included in a comprehensive management program. Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful. The frequency of treatment depends on the patient’s symptoms including the duration, severity and nature of the complaints. One may require only a single treatment for an acute condition, while a series of treatments may be necessary to resolve many chronic conditions.
For further information regarding acupuncture, or to schedule an appointment, EJ can be contacted at:
(206 ) 851-3204 www.la-seattleacupuncture.com