Acupuncture (and Qi)

Acupuncture (and Qi)

Acupuncture is excellent at treating functional disorders, it can adjust the heart rate, peristalsis, and the tone of the skin pores to allow or stop sweating. Acupuncture can relax the nervous system, open the bronchiole tubes, increase the movement of the diaphragm, relax or tone the muscles, and calm the mind to reduce anxiety and over thinking. Acupuncture can reduce the frequency of urination, regulate menstrual cycles, open the sinuses and nasal passages, and relieve cramping. Acupuncture can increase the number and activity of white blood cells, it can reduce inflammation, and of course it can relieve pain.

Qi is the basis of all form and movement in this universe. The Chinese Theory of medicine states that Humans are a product of the Mixing of the Qi of Heaven and Earth. We are the Children of Heaven and Earth. All of the things that make up the Earth, and move on the earth such as plants, water, animals, and wind are made up of Qi. All the stars, planets, galaxies are made up of consolidated Qi and move because their Qi moves.

Qi is atoms, Qi is radiation, Qi is water, Qi is rock, Qi is thought. Qi moves in waves, it moves as a vortex moves. Qi moves like water moves, spiraling, and circulating.

Our weather is in motion because it is Qi. Look at the weather maps, all those storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes are Qi in motion. Our body Qi is the same as the weather Qi, we are always moving inside, the laws that move the weather are also moving us. The forces that allow rivers to flow allow our blood to flow also.

Acupuncture points are areas of the body where there are little vortex’s which can alter the speed of flow in our blood vessels, lymph vessels and the spaces between skin, muscles, cells, etc. Acupuncture attracts the body’s attention, its Qi. Qi goes to the place a needle is put to satisfy its curiosity. Where Qi goes Blood follows. Blood is put in motion by the movement of the Qi.

Acupuncturists can, by feeling the pulse, observing, and asking questions determine how to regulate the blood, fluids, energy level, and emotions by helping the Qi to move into areas it was stuck out of or moving it away from areas that were congested.

If there is pain there is no Qi flow, If there is flowing Qi there is no pain.

People always ask how Acupuncture works.

It works by manipulating the Qi. It is similar to asking how the wind blows, it blows because the warmth of the Sun and the effects of the Earth spinning gives rise to Day and Night, causes our atmosphere to rise, fall, and twirl. The interaction of Yin and Yang, or Night and Day and the innate movement of the planet on its axis give rise to what we experience as wind. The movement of Qi in the body is under the influence of Yin and Yang, Day and Night, Rest and Activity.

When the needle moves the Qi in the channel one way it increases the Yin and in another way it increases the Yang, in yet another way it decreases the Yin, and in yet another way it decreases the Yang. In this simple way we can help to reorganize the flow of Qi to balance the Yin and Yang of the body so that we can get on with our lives with less suffering. You don’t need to understand the Qi because you can feel it. But if you do understand the Qi, life is more fun.

Recommended reading “Sensitive Chaos The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water & Air“, Theodor Schwenk


I have had two massive heart emergency surgeries a year ago and haven’t been able to regain my strength as I was on my deathbed for several weeks. I am now just beginning to return to my normal energy level. It is a slow road, but a good one. It is great and I feel good, and trust her. It seems as though my feet want to do a little dance as I walk the wooden walk up to her office door. I will continue to accept her treatments and highly recommend her to all my friends and neighbors. Bless you Kathleen. Receiving treatment for: ~11 years 

Mary Ranc

After my first visit seeing Kathleen I already experienced great results. I was full of energy, slept better than ever before and my overall happiness in life had increased. My treatments helped me not on a physical level but on an emotional and mental level. I’m thankful that I was introduced to Acupuncture so that I could experience the wonderful health benefits it has to offer. Receiving treatment for: 5 months. 


When you go and get treated, its nice to breath a sigh of relief when you enter an office. We have made brave headway here in this office. Everyone adds to the atmosphere of healing. Kathleen knows what she is doing. She has done her homework. Kathleen continues her research, teaches, and shares her wisdom freely. Kathleen continues to amaze us. My husband had an open wound and our estimated time for healing was 3 months. She told us about a method to heal sores with sugar and the wound closed up in 2 weeks! To have taken wound care out of the equation, as a caregiver, was monumental! The mutual support among employees and students coupled with patient equals a healing synergetic relationship satisfying for all! Receiving treatment for: several months. 


The acupuncture has helped me in more ways then I know. I came to Kathleen and her staff for blood sugar issues. After my first treatment my blood sugar was in normal range. I never medicated and never will because of a near fatal reaction to prescription drugs. I know that Kathleen is using her God given talents to help people become and stay healthy. She has certainly helped me beyond my expectations to lead me down a healthy path! Many, many, many thanks! Receiving treatment: 1 year. 


Kathleen is wonderful. Her presence alone is super calming and centered and she is a a gifted healer. She has helped me to recover as a triathlete from lots of over training in which my body really suffered and was strained. Now I feel stronger and more skilled every day. Kathleen has certainly helped me reach my personal best every day. Receiving treatment: 3 visits


My hearing is already so much better that i will probably not have to make a return visit. This was my introduction to natural medicine. You did a lot of work. I was amazed at the fine results. It gave me complete confidence in your medical skills. This made me wonder about the majority of people who do not have a friend refer them to a practitioner of natural medicine. I think i am lucky that i came to you instead of going to a doctor of customary medicine.

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