Acupuncture is one of the key pillars of Chinese Medicine. By diagnosing the person as a whole, the acupuncturist can address physical, mental and emotional concerns as treatments restores balance and harmony.
Qi (“chee”) is the natural energy of the body. When Qi becomes stagnant of blocked, it can give rise to pain and disease. Acupuncture focuses on balancing the body by promoting the smooth and unhindered flow of Qi, restoring harmony and vitality to the system. Placement of very fine needles in specific acupuncture points guides the nourishing, and moving and clearing strategies of the acupuncturist to stimulate the Qi to create balance and resolve pain and disease over a series of additive treatments. After treatment, patients often report feeling relaxed, calm, centred, energised, or ’just better within oneself’.
Acupuncture has been found to be very useful for chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, hay fever, digestive issues, asthma, and anxiety amongst other ailments. It is used widely in the west to treat gynaecological issues including menopause, period pain, endometriosis, PCOS, and fertility issues (male and female).
“If there is free flow, there is no pain; if there is pain, there is lack of free flow”
Huang Di Nei Jing, Ancient Chinese medical text.