The Acupuncture Photography Project... Part 2

June 07, 2016

The Acupuncture Photography Project 


As a follow up to my first acupuncture photography blog, Emily and I have teamed up again to create more images! We really wanted to showcase the many aspects of the art of acupuncture beyond just needles this time, while still keeping with the calming theme that we focused on in the first images. Personally, I learn more and more every time I get a treatment from Emily. Simple things like how my tongue can tell how stressed I am... to how my pulse can dictate how my Spleen is functioning. So we decided to incorporate it all in this blog! Diagnostics, ear seeds, essential oils, incorporating yoga, facial rejuvenation, pediatric treatments, and more...

I certainly can not explain as well as Emily Andrews can, so I'll let her guest blog from here on the explanations of the photos below!


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Tongue diagnosis has been used for thousands of years as a way to see what is happening internally. Acupuncturists look at the shape, coating, color, and texture of the tongue to help support their understanding of a patient's pattern. acupuncture project2_021acupuncture project2_021

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Acupuncturists feel for different qualities in the pulse to assess the status of Qi, Blood, and organ function. There are different positions  and depths on the radial arteries that correlate to different organs and organ systems.

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There are many microsystems within acupuncture including auricular acupuncture. Ear seeds apply pressure to different areas of the ear that correlate with different organs and areas of the body. When applied following acupuncture, ear seeds help to prolong the effects of the treatment.

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Acupuncture and yoga have a similar goal, balance.

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Acupuncture can be very helpful in treating sports related musculoskeletal conditions. truhealthfit_acupuncture_017truhealthfit_acupuncture_017 truhealthfit_acupuncture_043truhealthfit_acupuncture_043 truhealthfit_acupuncture_049truhealthfit_acupuncture_049 truhealthfit_acupuncture_055truhealthfit_acupuncture_055 Cupping is a type of cutaneous stimulation that is used to treat muscle tension, stress, and inflammation. You may have seen more of our cupping photos in the previous acupuncture blog. truhealthfit_acupuncture_010truhealthfit_acupuncture_010

LR3 is an acupuncture point that promotes the free flow of Liver Qi.

When the Liver Qi is stagnant it can cause symptoms such as pain and anxiety.

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Essential oils can be very effective in activating acupuncture points. Aroma AcuPoint Therapy(TM) uses Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to describe the indications and functions of essential oils. Here Blue Tansy is being used to move and soothe Liver Qi.

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YinTang is a favorite point among patients because it relaxes the mind by calming the thoughts.

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We hope that you enjoyed taking this photographic journey through the art of acupuncture.  If you haven't had a chance be sure to check out our first blog as well! 

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