Amber Addison, L.Ac attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate and holds a Master’s degree from the Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine in North Carolina. She is a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and is currently licensed in North and South Carolina. Amber practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history.
She is passionate about this ancient Chinese art and is dedicated to provide the highest level of care, assessing the entire constitution of each patient, physiologically and psychologically.(828) 275-1008
Acupuncture originated in China well over 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly practiced medicines in the world. It encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning. Acupuncture utilizes channels of energy, called meridians that run through the body and over its surface like rivers. These meridians irrigate and nourish every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Acupuncture points found on these meridians can be stimulated by inserting thin stainless steel needles to reestablish the regular flow of energy or “Qi” (pronounced “chee”).
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal chord and brain. These natural chemicals will either changed the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
Acupuncture is a system which can influence promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness and treatment of various medical conditions. The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including: