Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the main practices used in TCM and is still used as a stand-alone system of medicine in many areas of China. Many people think of acupuncture as a physical therapy indicated for musculo-skeletal or pain conditions.

However, TCM’s sophisticated understanding of internal conditions means acupuncture can be successfully used as part of treatment for a range of conditions including…

  • digestive
  • emotional
  • reproductive
  • respiratory
  • immune
  • and other health problems.

Acupuncture

The use of Acupuncture and herbal formulas stimulate the flow of intrinsic energy, Chi, in the body which, in turn, enhances health and benefits organ function.

Acupuncture is the gentle stimulation of specific points on the body to restore the flow of Chi, to bring about balance, well-being, deep relaxation and to correct health problems.

From a Chinese Medicine point of view, the body is understood in terms of energy circuits. The circuits, (channels of energy or meridians) are like an energetic map of your body.

Along the pathway of these circuits, the energy is constantly changing, creating areas of highly specialized energy that can be used to influence the energy balance of the entire system.

Effects of Acupuncture

The effects could be thought of as stimulating the body’s integrative regulatory systems and turning on a variety of neurological and endocrine mechanisms, which in turn stimulate a variety of physiologic functions towards homeostasis

Acupuncture has the following specific actions:

  • It initiates neurological, immunological, and endocrine responses
  • It removes energy blockages
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Tonifies and strengthens blood and enhances oxygenation in tissues
  • Raises natural endorphin levels
  • Enhances mental clarity
  • Relaxes muscles and ligaments

Pain?

The needle is tapped in through a guiding tube so you barely feel it going in.

At their first treatment, most first timers are pleased to exclaim “that didn’t hurt at all”.

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