Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular all around the world, this is for a variety of very good reasons including:
- Treats the person as a whole, physically and emotionally
- Reduces Stress
- Can be combined with other therapies
- Has been shown by the World Health Organization to be effective.
- Can be used as preventative health care
- The treatment is comfortable and relaxing
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture is used to address a variety of conditions and diseases of the physical Body while also successfully addressing disharmony of the Mind and Spirit.
- Emotional Issues
- Lack of Energy
Please visit our World Health Organization page to see the list of diseases, symptoms and conditions as outlined by the World Health Organization as being responsive to Acupuncture.
Acupuncture, along with Moxibustion, is one of the oldest practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Most historians believe this medical art and practice originated in China. The first document to outline "the organised system of diagnosis and treatment" via Acupuncture was The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing) from about 100 BC.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterilised, single-use needles into the skin at specific points. Acupuncture is based on the premise that vital energy, or life force, called Qi circulates throughout the body via a system of pathways known as meridians. Imbalances or disharmony in the flow of Qi is seen to cause illness, correcting the flow of vital energy with Acupuncture restores balance to the system.