Ancient healing for a modern world
The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, or "TCM." It is a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asia for thousands of years. Acupuncturists stimulate “acupuncture points” found at specific locations on the surface of the body by inserting very thin needles through the skin. The general theory of acupuncture is that health depends on the circulation of vital energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) through a network of channels or “meridians.” This network connects every organ and part of the body and regulates its physiological processes. Pain and ill-health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted or blocked by various factors. The stimulation of acupuncture points helps restore a sufficient flow of Qi throughout the body. The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but more importantly to treat the underlying cause and improve the quality of life.
The modern explanation behind acupunctures effectiveness involves increasing circulation to problematic areas and enhancing the body`s own natural painkillers called endorphins. Acupuncture is most famous for its beneficial effects on pain. However it has very wide applications including muscle tension, headaches, fertility enhancement, osteoarthritis, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, IBS, facial rejuvenation, and even weight loss.