At Meridian Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, it is our highest honor to offer our community holistic treatments and services.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese tradition using very fine needles to stimulate meridians, or energy pathways, throughout the body. The stimulation of these meridians brings the body into its natural, balanced state. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the theory of harmonious balance. When the body is in perfect harmony, it is not ill. Through detailed diagnostics, the physician is able to address imbalances in the meridian system and correct them.
With over 200 medicinals, Meridian is one of the largest resources for natural, healing remedies that Louisville has to offer.
We have chosen to offer the highest quality raw Chinese herbs availible today. Many clinics prefer to use pre-prepared herbal formulas which are more convenient for the practitioner; however, the loss in effectiveness is too great to be considered at Meridian. Raw herbs offer much more potency, and more importantly, formulas can be tailored specifically to individual needs, thus making them the obvious choice.
Cupping is a technique used to relax and stimulate muscles and regulate the healthy flow of energy throughout the meridians. Cups are suctioned to the body in various locations, mostly on the back, and are either left in place for a few minutes or are gently moved down the course of the meridian. This stimulates and activates the meridian, as well as penetrates the muscle layer to relieve tension. The sensation is often compared to that of a massage.
Chinese records dating back 3,000 years have documented its use for therapeutic purposes. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments. Philosophers like Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more.