ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE
The origins of acupuncture can be traced back over 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture supports the treatment of a wide number of conditions.
Acupuncture is an integral component of Chinese Medicine, a holistic system of health care continually practised and developed throughout Asia for many thousands of years.
The principal aim of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of an individual, by treating the whole person. This establishes a healthier, balanced state of mind and body function and helps to increase the capacity to cope with both internal and external demands and stresses.
Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of fine, single-use, sterile needles, into specific locations on the body called Acupuncture points. These Acupuncture points connect along the body, forming energetic channels known as meridians. Needle insertion is quick and relatively pain free, producing a state of relaxation; returning the body to a state of equilibrium and optimal function by clearing blockages and encouraging the normal flow of Qi throughout the body.
Your practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including manual therapies, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and moxibustion to name a few, in order to rebalance the flow of Qi within the body.