Acupuncture is a healthcare practice, based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),
practiced for thousands of years.
Disruptions in energy and blood flow are believed to be the cause of disease and imbalances in the body. The practice of Acupuncture promotes the stimulation of specific acupuncture points located along the body’s meridians, through which our vital energy (Qi energy) runs.
This meridian system within our bodies sustains and integrates all tissues and organs into an organic whole, providing the pathways for blood movement. It contains “interior” pathways linking the upper and lower body and the viscera, and “exterior” pathways linking the skin, sinews, bones and other tissues. The meridian system includes subdivided branches and forms a network of vessels that reaches every part of the body.
An interruption in the body’s network of the twelve major meridians can cause an experience of imbalance that leads to health conditions. Along each meridian, there are a number of acupuncture points (acupoints) that can help to restore physiological equilibrium. Acupuncture needles stimulate these acupoints and adjust imbalances in the internal organs and tissues, helping the body heal itself.
The practice of Acupuncture involves the insertion of specialized ultra-fine acupuncture needles into the acupuncture points throughout the body’s meridian system to help correct body imbalances, treat pain, prevent disease and address many health conditions. The goal of Acupuncture treatments is to stimulate the auto-regulatory mechanisms of the body to heal and encourage balance. Because it facilitates the body’s self-healing mechanism, acupuncture can be beneficial in managing a variety of health symptoms.
Some of the conditions that can be treated using Acupuncture include:
- Digestive disorders / Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Gynecological Conditions / PMS
- Back Pain and Musculoskeletal Pain
- Stroke recovery
- Nerve pain
- Smoking cessation / Addiction treatment
- Insomnia and Restless Sleep
- Chemotherapy side effects
- Chronic Fatigue
- Bell's Palsy (Facial paralysis)