CHINESE MEDICINE

Acupuncture

The practice of acupuncture refers to the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body. These points along the body's meridians are based on a comprehensive diagnosis by a qualified acupuncturist. Applying needles to the prescribed points with the correct technique acts to stimulate movement of energy (Qi) within the body, allowing healing to take place and promoting emotional and physical wellbeing. Acupuncture is also used as preventative medicine, strengthening immunity and supporting overall health.

When a body is in balance, Qi and blood flow freely through the body. When circulation becomes impaired for any reason, the natural flow of Qi and blood become blocked. The result can be pain or disease. Acupuncture promotes the smooth circulation of Qi and blood, and unblocks impaired circulation. When needles are inserted, there can be various Qi sensations such as heaviness, dullness, warmth, radiating or tingling. In the Classical Chinese style of acupuncture, some sensation implies that the treatment is working well.

A life is worth more than a thousand gold coins.

- Sun Si Miao (581-682)