How acupuncture helps you outside the conventional ‘medical box’
Acupuncture originated in China over 2500 years ago and is an active component of their health care system. The concept of acupuncture is that there is a pattern of energy, Qi (pronounced 'chee'), that flows through the body and when this pattern of flow is interrupted, disease evolves. Acupuncture may correct these imbalances at identifiable locations close to the surface of the skin. There are many ways to manipulate these areas, however the most common practiced way is using needles. Acupuncture needles are thin solid mechanical needles that most of the time can barely even be felt penetrating the skin's surface. These needles can also sometimes be manipulated with electrical stimulation as well.
What does acupuncture do?
- provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
- treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
- provides drug-free pain relief
- assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being
Acupuncture has been linked to helping neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urogenital, obstetric, and skin conditions. Acupuncture, often alongside with chiropractic care, can help treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.