Stacey Chillemi: What is Qi? And how do you say the word?
Sheri Laine: QI is an invisible yet very powerful life force that is in all of us, and circulates around all of us. This force is with us every moment of every day from the time we are born until we die. Say “CHEE” to pronounce Qi
Stacey Chillemi: What does the word ENERQI mean?
Sheri Laine: EnerQi is a term that I coined meaning the energetic vibration we give off from the lifestyle choices we make daily. This vibration we carry with us everywhere. EnerQi affects and enhances our vital life force which is our Qi.
Stacey Chillemi: How does Acupuncture work?
Sheri Laine: Acupuncture works by circulating Qi, Blood, and Oxygen throughout the body. The needles which are metal have their own energetic frequency, they magnetize with the bodies invisible force field, shifting the way the Qi, blood, and oxygen move from within. By the strategic placement of the needles throughout the body, Acupuncturist’s can illicit changes that are beneficial to specific needs of the patient.
Stacey Chillemi: Does Acupuncture work for everybody?
Sheri Laine: Yes, because the needles balance the body’s internal and external workings while moving Blood, Qi, and Oxygen. It is as if you took your car into the shop for a tune-up, it just runs better.
Stacey Chillemi: Do Acupuncture needles hurt; how do I overcome my fear of needles?
Sheri Laine: Pain is subjective. Most people report feeling a small pinch sensation as the needle is inserted. There may be light tingling, throbbing, a light vibration over the area where the needle is placed during the treatment or nothing but all over body relaxation. Acupuncture needles are very, very thin, and very small, they look nothing like hypodermic needles. Once a person feels the needle and is able to relax during the treatment, they find the needles to be very non-threatening.
Stacey Chillemi: What conditions does Acupuncture treat?
Sheri Laine: Acupuncture treats any condition that causes the body to become out of balance. While Acupuncture may not cure your syndrome it improves your chances of recovery by supporting the healthy functioning of the body’s own internal network i.e.: immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, muscular system etc.
Stacey Chillemi: How many treatments do I need to achieve positive results?
Sheri Laine: This will be something that you and your practitioner will determine based on your first initial intake. Plan on anywhere between 6-12 treatments initially.
Stacey Chillemi: Are Herbs as effective as Prescription Medication, and what are their advantages?
Sheri Laine: Herbs are very different than prescription medication as they enhance the body’s own ability to heal from within. They support your immune system in healing. The advantage is they are often less toxic and have fewer side effects than some prescription medications.
Stacey Chillemi: What are the specific benefits of healthy food choices to my health?
Sheri Laine: Healthy Food is fuel. The more balanced your diet, the stronger life force your body will have to support you in living strong.
About the Author
Sheri Laine is a licensed L.Ac acupuncturist, a Diplomat in Acupuncture, and founder of the L.A.I.N.E system, author, lecturer, and educator. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences, a columnist for Counselor magazine, and a regular contributor to Recovery View online journal. Visit her at www.BalancedEnerQi.com