What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points related to your condition. This helps to clear blockages and correct imbalances in the flow of “qi” or energy through the body’s meridians or channels. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine aims to restore balance and harmony in the body when it is no longer functioning optimally, due to stress, injury, illness, overwork or poor diet etc.
Acupuncture offers a unique wholistic approach that focuses as much on optimising health and preventing illness as it does on treatment of a specific illness or symptom. Acupuncture is great not only for pain and muscloskeletal problems but is also an effective treatment for many acute and chronic conditions including, stress, insomnia, fatigue, gastrointestinal, mental health and reproductive issues.
From the viewpoint of modern biomedicine, inserting the needles encourages a healing response, restores homeostasis (tendency to dynamic equilibrium), reduces inflammation, relieves pain by releasing natural painkillers such as endorphins (which also create a feeling of well-being), stimulates the immune system, promotes blood flow and balances hormone production.
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