What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the most common component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is an effective form of medical treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years. It promotes natural healing and encourages one's body to restore its natural balance. Acupuncture is a safe, painless form of treatment that addresses a wide variety of medical conditions.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. TCM explains acupuncture as a technique to restore the balance and flow of energy or life force known as qi. (Qi is energy that flows through meridians or pathways throughout the body.) If there is a blockage, obstruction or imbalance of qi within one or more of the body's meridians, pain or illness may arise. Qi can be influenced through hundreds of different acupuncture points along these meridians, and when needles are inserted into appropriate points, energy flow can be restored, pain can be alleviated and illness can be treated.
What can acupuncture treat?
- Any type of pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress, depression and anxiety
- Digestive disorders
- Allergies, sinusitis and common cold
- Fertility, pregnancy and labour induction
- Irregular menstruation
- And much more…