What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine which adjusts the body's energy (knowns as qi), through the insertion of fine needles into carefully selected acupuncture points along the meridians of the body.
The needles are inserted into points in the body and are then manipulated with a gentle pumping action, by twirling or leaving in place for a few minutes. These motions stimulate the flow of energy and remove blockages so that the qi can be dispersed and regulated. When the qi is flowing properly throughout the body, the balance is restored and improved health results.
When should I use Acupuncture?
The most common uses for acupuncture in include:
- Chronic pain, pain management
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Asthma, chronic cough, hayfever, poor immune system
- Low energy, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome
- IBS, Bloating, digestive concerns, gastrointestinal disorders
- Migraine, headaches, dizziness, vertigo
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Developed in China and other parts of East Asia thousands of years ago, its primary feature is the premise that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony and balance to maintain good health within the individual. Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the physical, mental and emotional aspects of your life, while taking the external environment including seasonal and climatic changes into account, to help you stay healthy.
Chinese medicine is holistic in that it not only attacks the illness and treats symptoms. It also restores balance to fundamental body functions as well as repairing the body after the illness has been eradicated. Chinese Medicine puts emphasis on the prevention of medical conditions through constant care of the body.