An ancient Chinese method to restore your body’s balance of energy
Acupuncture is a coherent system of medicine that started in China thousands of years ago. Clinical experiences have been handed down through the generations .
Treatment is focused on the whole person – not just the disease or discomfort – and so acupuncture can benefit those with a serious illness as well as those who don’t have a labelled condition, but still feel unwell or just not quite right, physically or emotionally.
Central to Chinese medicine is a vital energy known as Qi (pronounced chee). It is the force in our bodies that warms, holds, protects, moves and transforms. It is the energy that gives us life. Qi energy is concentrated in channels that flow through our entire body, connecting to all our organs and tissues. At the surface, the Qi concentrates at specific points, called acupuncture points, and these are used in a treatment.
Placing fine needles into acupuncture points affects the movement of Qi in the channels. If our Qi is disrupted, ill health or pain will result – physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.
Acupuncture can help these disruptions; the Qi can be moved, strengthened, warmed, or calmed, as needed, using acu-points that have been seen to create the desired effect.
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.