What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic healing practice that dates back at least 3,000 years. It is a primary treatment modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is a complex system of natural medicine that is based on the flow of Qi in the body.

 

Qi is the life energy that flows through the body in channels known as meridians that connect all major organs. Disharmony arises when the flow of Qi in the meridians becomes unbalanced or is blocked, resulting in an imbalance or disease.

 

TCM focuses on healing the root causes of an imbalance or disease. 

The placement of the acupuncture needles activates a nervous system response that helps the body return to its natural state of homeostasis.

What does Acupuncture treat?

 

Acupuncture can be used to treat and ease various health concerns. It is also a preventative medicine that is used to maintain optimal physical and mental health.

 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses including: