What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a set of procedures that involves piercing the skin with fine needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. It is part of a complete medical system that originated from China more than 3000 years ago. It applies Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy.
A qualified acupuncturist will place one to twenty fine, sterile needles at any of the over 360 specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s qi (chee) and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It is a safe and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
How does acupuncture work?
In traditional Chinese medicine, there exists a meridian system through human body and more than 360 acupoints are located at these meridians. Qi, or a stream of energy, flows through these meridians and acupoints to support tissue, muscles and organs. When the Qi is obstructed in certain critical points, or acupoints, the function of tissue, muscles and organs will be impaired. By inserting acupuncture needles into acupoints helps the release of Qi flow and corrects Qi imbalances at the organ level to improve your energy and internal processing.
What are the benefits?
Since acupuncture promotes the body’s natural healing ability, many conditions can be corrected or improved. Also, it is being recognized that acupuncture is a comprehensive system of preventive health care and health maintenance. The effectiveness of acupuncture extends far beyond the conception that it is only useful for chronic pain management or as an analgesic. It has been discovered by many athletes that acupuncture treatment helps them to reach optimum performance levels. Recently acupuncture detoxification treatments have been recognized as a valid form of therapy for chemical dependency problems such as drinking, drug and smoking. Throughout its long history, acupuncture has established a solid reputation as an excellent alternative for health care.
- Heal faster
- Relieve pain
- Reverse chronic disease
- Balance emotions
- Improve systemic function