What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient system of complementary medicine that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. Traditional acupuncture is based on a model of balance and equilibrium, which has been refined and developed over time and is widely accepted throughout the world. The aim of every treatment is to stimulate the body’s own response, to restore and maintain health, by inserting a small number of very fine needles into acupuncture points along meridian lines to re-establish the smooth flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’).
Qi is also known as “vital”, or “metabolic”, energy and in Chinese Medicine underlies balance within the body. When Qi becomes blocked or depleted, the result is illness or pain. Each patient is treated individually and two patients with the same Western Medical diagnosis will not necessarily receive the same treatment.