Acupuncture has been documented in China for over 5000 years it is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that views your overall health as an outward manifestation of your inner balance of Yin and Yang. Each person carries‘life energy’, known as ‘Qi’. Where there is imbalance or disharmony, the ‘Qi’ is often blocked, stagnated or deficient.
Though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, it has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of Yin and Yang as well as ‘life energy’. Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this ‘life energy’ within its pathways, known as ‘meridians and channels’.
The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these “meridians”. Traditionally these areas or acupuncture points were stimulated by fine, slender needles. Today, many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including Chinese herbs, Moxibustion, Cupping and Dietary therapies are often combined to ensure the best results.
Acupuncture is also used to treat the cause of the disorder and reduce likelihood of recurrence. It is also an effective form of preventative medicine because of its ability to detect and treat energy imbalances before they lead to disease.
A person’s first response to treatment is a change in your general health. Sleep, digestion and energy often improve. Individual variations do occur; some people respond quickly to treatment while others show a gradual improvement.
What can be treated?
Musculoskeletal – sporting injuries, sciatica, low back pain, shoulder and neck pain, golf/tennis elbow
Pain – arthritis, nerve, cartilage problems, tearing of muscles/ligaments,
Women’s Health – infertility, IVF, pregnancy, hormonal disturbances, premenstrual tension, endometriosis, abnormal bleeding, prolapse
Digestive – nausea, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, Chrone’s Disease, vomiting, gastritis, hemorrhoids, weight control
Neurological – headaches, migraines, sleeping difficulties, stroke, neuralgia, dizziness/vertigo, tinnitus
Stress – emotional, anxiety, depression, addictions,
Respiratory – asthma, sore throat, cold and flu, sinusitis, hay fever, bronchitis, chronic cough,
Along with problems of the Cardio-vascular, skin, eyes and uro-genital system.