What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a catalyst for healing the body. Embracing Daoism principles, this very ancient system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been in practice for more than 2000 years. Acupuncture practitioners insert extremely fine, disposable needles with rounded tips just below the surface of the skin. This stimulates Qi, the body's cyclic energy flow (pronounced "chi" or "chee"). By balancing and redirecting Qi, an acupuncture practitioner encourages the body's nature capacity for self-healing. In turn, this improves the way the body functions.
How does acupuncture work?
Qi flows through the body along channels known as "meridians". The body contains nearly 300 different acupuncture points located along these meridians. Modern science has actually shown that the body givers off slight electrical charges at these points. An imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi at these points can cause many ailments that can be caused by stress, anxiety, anger, fear, poor nutrition, and even changes in the weather. Acupuncturists concentrate on stimulating the body's energy flow by unblocking these meridians. By restoring Qi balance and flow, acupuncture allows the body to heal itself naturally, rather than through the more invasive use of synthetic drugs and injections via the bloodstream.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions. It can affect blood pressure, circulation, the heart's rhythm and stroke volume. It can also regulate the secretion of gastric acid hormones nd stimulate the production of red and white blood cells. Acupuncture has even been known to lower cholesterol. Through the stimulation of Qi, acupuncture practitioners can restore balance to the body's internal energy system, promoting energy, good health and healing. Here are some common conditions we usually treat, if your specific condition is not mentioned on our website, please feel free to give us a call and our practitioner can tell you if we can treat it.