Acupuncture is a medical therapy that has a written history of over 2000 years. It is a culmination of several millennia of clinical experience handed down from practitioner to practitioner, originally in India, then China and now all over the world.
The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering.
Qi flows through meridians not unlike blood and body fluids flow through our arteries, veins, and lymph vessels. These meridians are generated by our internal organs and also flow out to the extremities, all the way to the tips of our fingers and toes. It is a common principle in Chinese Philosophy that Life=Movement. If something is not moving then it is progressing towards disease and eventual death. The same applies for our bodies. In an oversimplified manner, pain or disease IS the blockage or deficiency of Qi.
Acupuncture is used to treat:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia
- Hormonal problems, infertility /menopause
- Low energy
- Poor immunity
- Nausea including morning sickness
- Digestive complaints
- Addictions such as smoking