What is traditional Acupuncture?

Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body’s equilibrium.

What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects their lives.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels (called meridians) of energy (Qi) run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of energy is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.

What does Acupuncture treat?

A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.