Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine, which has more than 5000 years of history. It incorporates the insertion and manipulation of needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes, to encourage the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning.
In the body there are channels of energy that run all over its surface, these are the meridians. They resemble rivers flowing through the body irrigating and nourishing the tissues and organs allowing a smooth flow of Qi and blood through out the body. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers creates a dam. The obstruction backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and Qi eventually lead to a disease.
Needling the acupuncture points can influence the meridians, unblocking the obstructions and re-establishing the regular flow of energy through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can help the body’s internal organs to correct the imbalance of digestion, absorption and energy producing activities and promote circulation of energy through the meridians.
Acupuncture’s strongest feature is it’s ability to treat chronic conditions for which conventional medicine has no treatment and no relief other than harsh chemicals with potentially unpleasant side effects. The foremost advantage of acupuncture is that it has no side effects. Acupuncture works quite differently than Allopathic or Homeopathic medicines and is more gentle and deep acting. It is not as painful as people imagine, patients usually feel a tingly, or heavy, distended sensation.