What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing developed as part of the traditional medicine of China, Japan and other Eastern countries.
An ancient healing art
Acupuncture is a system of traditional eastern healing that manipulates the body’s energy flow, allowing the body to balance and heal itself. The practice of acupuncture is a holistic medical approach which addresses the health and well-being of the entire body. This medical model is based on natural laws that describe the flow of life energy in nature and the body.
Through the insertion of very fine needles, applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points, the acupuncturist seeks to rebalance the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), your life energy. The treatments lead the body to re-establish balance in organ function with positive effects on digestion, absorption, circulation, immunity and energy production.
The modern scientific explanation
Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
What can acupuncture help treat?
Acupuncture can help patients with a variety of symptoms and conditions, including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain/Sciatica
- Joint pain
- Neurological problems
- Arthritis and other rheumatic disorders
- Heart and vascular problems
- Immunological problems
- Gastroenterological problems
- Gynecological problems
- Digestive disorders
- Sleeping disorders
- Post-surgical complications
- Stroke complications
- Chronic fatigue
- Endocrine disorders.