Thursday, 03 September 2015

One of eight methods used in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is anchored in the theoretic principal of Yin/Yang. Yin/Yang represents the eternal dance of opposing states of matter/energy, body/mind or between what is tangible and intangible. When in harmony the two produce Qi (pronouced "chee"), which is the motive force in all life, and when abundant leads to strength, balance and health. In practice, Yin/Yang can be thought of as a way to view and organize relative states of hypo or hyper-function within a living system. This return to homeostatic balance is facilitated by precise needle stimulation of interconnecting "Acu-points" within the body’s energetic web, or meridian system. Simply put, acupuncture is the art and practice of correcting these states of imbalance, as they pertain to dysfunction and disease. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural self regulating abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

The Acupuncture Center of Acadiana

Treatments at the Acupuncture Center begin with a medical history and discussion of current complaints followed by examination and treatment. Prognosis, frequency of treatment, herbal formulas and exercise may also be discussed at this time. While some first-time patients exhibit some apprehension to the process, this is usually short lived, as the patient realizes the safe and gentle nature of acupuncture therapy. A patient typically feels relief within the first few treatments and commonly finds the time spent in the treatment both relaxing and deeply restorative.

The Acupuncture Center of Acadiana was founded in 1997 by John Hebert, a licensed & board certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. A graduate of Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, John also acquired extensive post-graduate experience during a two year clinical internship in China. He is a certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and has dedicated his energy to the foundation of the Acupuncture Association of Louisiana. John’s approach to treatment is one of integration: while rooted in the classics, he embraces innovative techniques for a modern world.