Previously posted on our blog, is an article about our in-house Acupuncturist and Licensed Massage Therapist: MuQi - Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist.
This week we are going to look more closely at the acupuncture aspect and what it can do for you, our clients. To learn more about our acupuncture and massage services, follow this link: Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. To find our more about MuQi follow this link for his bio: MuQi. Keep reading for more on acupuncture's history and ways it can help you.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in ancient China. It is based on the theory that an essential life energy called "qi" flows through the body along invisible lines. Stimulating points along these lines corrects the flow of qi to optimize health or block pain.
Acupuncturists can be certified in two ways. They can complete a formal, full-time educational program that includes both classroom and clinical hours or they can participate in an apprenticeship program. Acupuncturists must also complete a "Clean Needle Technique" approved course. Medical doctors with training in acupuncture also can obtain board certification.
Certification for formally trained acupuncturists is through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Medical doctors are certified through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and must possess a valid medical license.
As of January 2009, 39 of the 42 states that regulate acupuncturists required NCCAOM certification. Organizations representing the profession are the American Association of Oriental Medicine and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
How can MuQi help?
Below is a list of complaints that MuQi's acupuncture style can address. His holistic approach to these symptoms can help heal and diminish the problems associated with each of the following:
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When scheduling an appointment with MuQi, you will be invited to a warm and friendly atmosphere. To calm your senses, soothing music and scented oils are infused into the room. In addition, MuQi is concerned with each individual client and needs that are specific to that person only. Located within the Vim 360 studio, is the treatment room in the photo below, where your services will be provided.
How is MuQi Different?
Aspects of The Balance Point that differentiate MuQi's therapies, involve incorporating various modalities during the session. In a visit with MuQi, muscle balancing, massage, essential oils therapy, acupressure and nutritional information are included. Other acupuncture clinics only offer acupuncture for the standard fee and charge additional fees for other services.
How is an Acupuncturist Certified?
MuQi received training as an apprentice in Texas under a naturopathic doctor who is an acupuncturist. (For more information follow this link for a definition of naturopathic doctors: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.) MuQi studied with his mentor, Dr. Minshew for 3 1/2 years before moving to Oklahoma. There is no acupuncture licensing in Oklahoma. MuQi operates with a diploma in acupuncture and a license in massage therapy, which meets Oklahoma standards.
Please contact MuQi through Vim 360 to set up an initial appointment. Find out all of the ways he can help with complaints you might be having. We look forward to seeing you here as an acupuncture client. We are dedicated to serving you and finding ways to make your life better.