Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese Medicine that is over 3000 years old. It consists of introducing very fine needles into strategic points of the body in order to restore a person’s energy balance.
According to ancient Chinese medical wisdom, when a person’s energy balance is out of sync the body will suffer from discomfort and irritation. When properly balanced, health and wellness is easier to attain and be restored. The hair thin acupuncture needles are inserted into specific areas of the body to stimulate the body’s Qi, or energy flow, which in turn signals the nervous and immune systems to inhibit pain and resolve illness.
Acupuncture is a holistic medical treatment which considers the whole body rather than just attempting to treat symptoms. Practitioners will take into account each patient’s health history in order to tailor the perfect regimen for them as an individual.
In the 1980’s the WHO (World Health Organization) recognized Acupuncture as a highly effective way of treating a multitude of illnesses and chronic conditions.