Dr. Karen Li is an
experienced Doctor of Acupuncture. She has worked
with Dr. Cady for the past 9 years.
Acupuncture is a health science that is used to treat
both pain and dysfunction in the body. Acupuncture has
its roots in China. Authorities agree that acupuncture
is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old.
Its use spread throughout ancient Egypt, the Middle
East, and the Roman Empire, and later into Western
Europe as merchants and missionaries to China told of
the amazing discoveries the people of the Orient had
made. Acupuncture did not become known on a national
level in the United States until 1971, when diplomatic
relations between China and America were relaxed.
At first glimpse, acupuncture appears strange, as its
primary practice is the utilization of needles placed in
the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect
a body part. Early Chinese physicians discovered there
is an energy network traversing just below the surface
of the skin.
Traditional acupuncture is based on Chinese therapy of
the flow of energy through pathways that crisscross the
body. Acupuncture allows the energy to flow toward areas
that are energy-deficient and away from areas where
there is too much energy. In this way, acupuncture
regulates and restores the harmonious balance of the
body's energy. Acupuncture is performed by the insertion
of thin, sterilized, disposable needles into the body at
specific points proven to be effective in the treatment
of specific health problems.
The World Health Organization has said acupuncture is
suitable for treating the following: ear, nose, and
throat disorders such as toothache, sinus inflammation,
and earaches; respiratory disorders such as asthma;
digestive tract problems such as ulcers, constipation,
diarrhea, and reflux. Nervous system and muscular
disorders such as headache, frozen shoulder, sciatica,
low back pain, arthritis, and certain types of weakness
or paralysis respond well to acupuncture as well.
Dr. Karen Li has been licensed and practicing
acupuncture for over 15 years.