Healing Rivers Acupuncture, New Braunfels, Tx


Acupuncture New Braunfels at Healing Rivers Acupuncture & Community Center

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain or illness?

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help with many ailments and disorders. The World Health Organization cites many health issues that benefit from acupuncture:

Addictions, Flu-Cold, Cough, Throat, Allergies, Hypertension, Anxiety, Incontinence, Arthritis, Indigestion, Asthma, IBS, Carpal Tunnel, Infertility, Chemo Side Effects, Low Back Pain, Children’s Health, Menopause, Chronic Fatigue, Menstrual Irregularities, Constipation, Migraines, Diabetes, Morning Sickness, Digestive Issues, Nausea, Dizziness, Pain, Emotional Problems, PMS, Eye Problems, PTSd, Facial Palsy/Tic, Smoking Cessation, Fatigue, Stress, Fertility, Weight loss, Fibromyalgia, Wrinkles




Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes various methods of treating illness in the body such as Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Asian Bodywork, Cupping, Moxibustion, Guasha and Medical Qigong. Oriental Medicine is a 2000 year old way of treating imbalances of the energetic cycles in the body. This energy also called life force or Qi (“chee”), when out of balance can create pathological illness.


What is the Qi and the Meridians?

The system of Qi energy flow in the body is similar to the natural systems of rivers and streams.  These meridians or channels connect all of the body’s major organs similar to how nature’s streams and canals connect to a river.

For example, if a tree falls into the river, the water flow is disrupted and the movement pathway of water is blocked creating pressure in the river system. In Chinese medicine this may be felt as pain in the body or emotional pressures such as irritability, anger or PMS due to similar energetic stagnations. If there is a drought in nature, then there is not enough water flowing into the system and the rivers and streams dry up. In our bodies this may exhibit as hot and dried up symptoms such as stiff back and knee joints, steaming bones, hot flashes, night sweats, constipation, dry eyes. In nature if too much rain water floods the river it becomes overflowing, the soil erodes and the banks become saturated with the excess water.  Similarly, if our bodies are not processing the water but holding onto it, then there may be pitting edema, frequent, urgent or excessive urination, a heavy soggy tired feeling, cold feet and hands, diarrhea or phlegm.



When the needle is inserted into an acu-point the body may experience Qi sensation around the point similar to tingling, warmth, coolness, dull achy, distending feeling, a relaxing sense or no sensation at all. Research has shown acupuncture points exhibit various electromagnetic, thermal, and electrical properties. Needle stimulation can affect areas of the spinal cord and brain via the nerve fibers. Acupuncture treats the root of the body’s illness by reorganizing the way the physiological and biochemical energy flows in the body system. This energy flow runs throughout the body in channels or meridians with specific acu-points along the path indicated for specific diseased issues in the body.