Acupuncture has helped billions of people over the past 2500 years. Acupuncture treatments not only help to relieve the signs and symptoms of many health problems, it also helps to uncover and resolve the underlying root cause(s) of those symptoms.
Chinese Medicine treats the whole person. It's not solely focused on the physical ailment, it addresses the underlying causes as well. Its diagnostic and therapeutic strengths lie in its ability to identify and treat both the source of the illness as well as the presenting symptoms. In this way, it differs from Western Medicine, which often tends to focus on symptomatic relief.
The physical, psychological and emotional disharmonies that lead to discomfort and disease may be the result of:
Environmental factors such as climate, pollutants, urban living, contagious diseases
Physical traumatic injury
Internal imbalances from our emotions, thoughts, and genetic makeup
Lifestyle imbalances from overwork, improper diet, poor posture, and poor sleep.
By identifying the root cause of the illness, informed and effective action can be taken to treat the condition and prevent reoccurrence.
For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to restore, promote and maintain optimal health. In ancient China, practitioners discovered meridians in the body, each containing their own specialized points. Today, these meridians and points are well researched and used to heal worldwide.
Acupuncture subscribes to the ancient view that the basis of good health is the harmonious balance of qi (chi), the vital life force that empowers the body. Acupuncture entails the insertion of fine needles at certain points on the body's meridians that are chosen by the practitioner according to the imbalance of the body. The tip of the needle meets the energy in the meridian in order to create balance, and to promote the free flow of qi. Often times, when there is discomfort, there is stagnation of qi in that area of the body. Acupuncture is able to move the stuck qi and alleviate chronic or acute pain. It is also used for many other health concerns such as anxiety, fertility issues, mental and emotional disorders, cardiovascular disease, asthma, allergies, and digestive issues just to name a few.