How does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture work?
According to Chinese Medicine, an imbalance of energy and blood flow will lead to pain and disease in the body. Acupuncture needles inserted along specific meridians can bring balance to the body’s energy network, improve vitality, blood circulation and restore the natural balance of the body’s mechanisms.
Acupuncture needles inserted along specific meridians can bring balance to the body’s energy network, improve vitality, blood circulation and restore the natural balance of the body’s mechanisms.
Acupuncture is based on the theory of (Qi) energy (life force) courses through channels of the body. Acupuncture points are located along these channels and each point has its own TCM characteristic and medicinal use. An Acupuncturist needles these points to adjust circulation of Qi in the channels, which will mobilize Qi, moisture and blood, invigorating the function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands and organs.
Why should someone try out acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be a powerful treatment option for healing, and is an alternative, drug free choice for people who may not have responded well to modern medicine. The whole person is considered when performing TCM acupuncture, treatment is always individualized according to the pattern or patterns being presented.
Acupuncture is very safe and non-invasive, it does not have the side-effects and risks associated with invasive procedures and drug medications. It is a completely natural therapy that works directly with the body’s natural processes, not against them. Often people feel a deep sense of relaxation and sense of well-being following an acupuncture treatment.
A wide variety of health issues, disorders and diseases can be treated with acupuncture. But you don’t have to be sick to begin treatment as acupuncture is also preventative medicine, don’t wait until something goes wrong to receive the wellness benefits. Acupuncture can be an excellent part of a person’s overall commitment to health and well-being, and is most effective when combined with regular exercise/physiotherapy, nutrition, adequate sleep and rest.