Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest styles of healing and is the fastest growing complementary therapy in the West.

The origins of acupuncture date back at least 2,000 years. The fact that it survives today is indeed testament to its power to produce positive results.

According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health and wellbeing is dependent on our body’s life energy, or motive force, known as Qi. Our Qi flows through a network of interconnecting channels, or meridians, beneath the skin. This free flow of Qi can be blocked by many different causes, including: external factors from climatic conditions – Wind, Heat, Cold, Damp and Dryness; lifestyle causes, such as diet, exercise, work, rest, and injury; and internal factors, such as anger, anxiety, grief and sadness. Qi underlies the balanced functioning of the body and when it becomes deficient or blocked, illness can develop.

Acupuncture regulates and restores the energetic balance of the body. By inserting ultra fine sterile needles (about as thin as a horse hair) into specific acupuncture points, an acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the smooth flow of Qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing process.