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What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that encourages the body to promote natural healing and aims to restore and maintain health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body.
Acupuncture does not conflict with other medical treatments and there is no pain on insertion of the needles.
How does acupuncture work?
The Chinese believe that channels
of energy (Meridians), run in regular patterns through the body and over
the surface of the skin. Meridians are like rivers flowing through the body
to irrigate and nourish the tissues.
An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that builds and blocks other areas.
Acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians.
Acupuncture treatments help the
body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of
their energy through the meridians.