What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a natural system of healing that originated in
China thousands of years ago. It has developed and evolved
through centuries of clinical practice and is now more widely
accepted than ever. Its success and longevity can be attributed to
its simple, effective approach.
Qi and Blood
Qi (or life-energy) and blood are the vital substances that make
healthy life possible. Qi (pronounced “chee”) circulates through
a system of meridians or channels. When Qi and blood are in
good supply and circulating well, there is good health. When they
are in short supply and not circulating well, there is illness /
disease / poor health. This can happen when there is stress,
overwork, poor diet, poor rest, exposure to pathogens, weather
and other environmental conditions, other lifestyle problems or
physical trauma. All these factors are considered along with an
analysis of the wrist pulse and medical history to determine what
treatment is appropriate. From sports injuries to medically
diagnosed diseases, in TCM, all are disharmonies of Qi and
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into
specific points along the body’s meridians. Other techniques
include moxibustion and cupping. All these techniques encourage
the normal flow of Qi and blood by removing blockages and
stimulate the body’s ability to produce Qi and blood so that they
are in good supply.
What are the benifits of TCM?
TCM approaches healing in a holistic manner, addressing the
links between the body, mind and emotions. It is a natural form of
medicine that offers safe, effective treatment without side
effects. It works gently to encourage the natural state of balance
in the body, treating both the root of the illness as well as