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Acupuncture Detox Protocal


Has it Been Awhile Since You Felt Like Yourself? Suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Chronic Pain, or Don't Seem to Ever Fully Recover from Illness?

If yes, you may have one or more blocks. A block is defined as a break in, or impediment to, the smooth flow of Qi. Blocks vary in severity and significance. Some are dire needing immediate attention while others are less severe and will show up over time.

Blocks to treatment can take many forms. They can be lifestyle blocks such as: diet, relationships, substance abuse. Some blocks are structural like a scar. Other ways blocks can show up are in a patient’s affect, physical or emotional well-being or appearance. Blocks can be energetic such as Aggressive Energy.

According to Five Element theory, Aggressive Energy is “Qi which is contaminated and polluted and whose quality is poisonous and destructive.” 

AE will cause problems within the total energy of the body, mind and spirit (Worsley, 1990). AE can occur after surgery, emotional or physical illness or a variety of other conditions. 

AE must be cleared to prevent its spread to other officials during treatment. The test for AE is the treatment; there is no other way to diagnosis with certainly that a patient has AE. Generally, once cleared, AE is not likely to recur and need not be tested repeatedly unless a patient who has been doing well begins to decline. 

See an Expert. 

To understand blocks we must understand Five Element theory. Dr. Gifford, DOM, LAc is a Five Element acupuncturist who has specialized training and years of successful clinical experience in the clearing of specific health blocks. It is surprising to hear from our new patients with prior acupuncture experience that they are unfamiliar with one of the most basic and essential principles.

The Importance of Clearing Blocks. 

In Accordance with Five Element Theory there are several major blocks that create severe stagnation. Over time these impediments can become toxic to the patients health and well-being. 

Regardless of the nature and severity of the block, its presence will impede the rate of recovery and the effectiveness of any acupuncture treatment. Without this crucial piece, treatments can progress more slowly and not have long lasting effect.

Internal and External Blocks:

Traditionally acupuncturist have drawn upon a list of what are called internal and external causes of disease. The list below is considered to cover the total range of all those causes which can lead to imbalance.

Our Two Day Detox Protocol is a Series of Three Treatments. 

The first clearing treatment (ID’s) is administered on day one. This process generally takes one hour.

Patients are asked to bring a pair of shorts and a button down shirt or a light jacket. 

On day two the second clearing treatment is administered (ED’s) in addition, your practitioner will be testing for AE by selecting a series of specific points located on the back. Once inserted these points are manipulated accordingly. 

The test is the treatment. If AE is present erythema will form within 5-10 minutes of insertion. 

To correct and clear this block needles are retained until the erythema dissipates. This process is approximately one hour. 


Photo of Positive AE Test

Patients report feeling extremely relaxed after treatment while others describe having experienced a profound increase of energy and vitality. 

Our Acupuncture Detox Program Can Have a Dramatic Effect on the Body, Mind and Spirit, Enabling Patients to be Restored to Better Health. Contact us today!

At Atlantic Acupuncture, we specialize in first-time acupuncture patients! If you are new to acupuncture or nervous about treatment, our warm and caring team will put you at ease. Enjoy free on-site client parking.

Atlantic Acupuncture LLC
11033 Cathell Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811

Fax: 410-630-5673


Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or intervene in any medical condition. The circumstances of each patient are different. Treatment is offered only after an appropriate medical consultation and assessment. Outcomes are never guaranteed. Individual results may vary. ©Acupuncture Acupuncture LLC

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