Peter Challenor, RN, L.AC
2 Belshaw St. Antioch, CA 94509
Hours of Operation: Tuesday– Friday: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | By Appointment Only
Qi flows through pathways, called meridians. Meridians serve as channels to the internal organs and glands. The meridians are like a map of energy flow throughout the body. This map is linked throughout by an intricate series of acupuncture points. The acupuncturist gains access to the organs by placing very fine needles into specific, corresponding acupuncture points. The goal is to build up the qi of areas that have too little energy, to remove the excess qi from areas that have too much energy or to encourage the flow of qi where there is a blockage of energy.
For the needle-phobic, I offer some alternatives.
Laser acupuncture is a procedure where a mild laser is focused on certain points to produce an effect. This is especially effective on kids and babies.
Contact needling is a procedure where special gold and silver needles are touched lightly to the skin at specific points to manipulate the body’s energy.