What is Acupuncture?
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Originally from China, acupuncture has been practiced in the East for centuries. It is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes herbal medicine, massage, Qi Gong and diet.
Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate invisible lines of energy (called meridians) running beneath the surface of the skin. According to Chinese philosophy, our body’s health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy (Qi) moving in a smooth and balanced way through these meridians. By inserting fine needles into the meridians a practitioner can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore natural balance.
Many things can upset the balance of the body and disturb the flow of Qi , they include:
- Emotional states
- Weather conditions
- Hereditary factors
- Exercise & rest
Your practitioner will take these factors into consideration when determining the likely causes of your problem.