Acupuncture re-establishes the natural flow of energy or Qi within the body by removing obstacles or blockages that lead to stagnation and eventually, illness. Small, needles are inserted into specific points on the skin that lie along meridians that travel throughout the body. The insertion of the needles removes blockages and obstacles that prevent energy from flowing freely. As the energy begins to follow its normal patterns, balance is restored, pain is relieved and stress no longer hinders the healing process. The healing response is allowed to move forward at a natural pace giving the body the time it needs to repair itself naturally.
Acupuncture has proven to elicit healing responses within the body. It offers an analgesic effect that reduces pain and inflammation associated with illness and injury. The curative effects that acupuncture offers go far beyond the physical body. When an accident or illness restricts the natural flow of Qi, blockages occur. When Qi energy cannot move as it should, it can create stress and anxiety that often impedes healing. Acupuncture not only removes the blockages and restores energy flow, but also eases the mind and eliminates feelings of anxiety.
As a highly trained and respected Los Angeles acupuncturist, Ms. Lucy Postolov is able to assess her patient’s physical, mental and emotional condition and target specific meridians and healing points that will provide the best possible healing response. She looks forward to working with M.D.’s who are involved in her patient’s care. By working with them, she can help resolve many of her patient’s health concerns while putting their mind at ease.
When used in conjunction with various treatments found in Western medicine, acupuncture can add a new perspective. Because of its analgesic properties, acupuncture can provide effective pain relief without the use of strong, habit forming narcotics. It can relax a patient, relieving both stress and anxiety before a scheduled procedure. The curative effects exhibited by acupuncture can improve the immune system and give the body the added boost it needs to fight off an infection or speed up the healing process.
One of the most important benefits acupuncture offers is that it gives the body the opportunity to begin the healing process on its own without the use of powerful medications. Many medications, especially narcotics, have harmful and unpleasant side effects that are often times worse than the symptom they are trying to treat. Acupuncture uses the body’s own healing energy to restore balance, reduce anxiety and allow the body to begin repairing itself. While this is a gradual process, it accomplishes many things. First and foremost, it works to address the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.
Ms. Postolov understands the benefits of Western medicine, but she also knows the importance of treating every facet of the patient. This includes the physical, mental and emotional. For a person to be able to truly heal from an injury or illness, the entire condition must be evaluated and treated as a whole. Only treating the symptoms can leave the cause of the problem in place and allow it to reappear when the right circumstances present themselves.
Ms. Postolov also knows that allowing the body to heal itself in as natural a way as possible is the best way to prevent relapses in the future. When using both acupuncture and Western medical techniques, both the symptoms and the cause can be addressed in such a way that the healing response is complete and offers life long benefits. All aspects of a person are re-balanced and allowed to settle back into a normal, free flowing pattern. By restoring body, mind and spirit back to their original states, the healing process is not only fulfilled, it is accomplished in a natural, more relaxed fashion.