What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment is based on the balancing of Yin and Yang in the body. This is done by manipulating the flow of “Qi”, pronounce as “chi”, (often translated as “energy”) through a system of channels under the skin (also known as meridians). If the proper flow of qi is blocked, insufficient or flowing in the wrong direction, a person becomes sick.

Qi, blood and body fluids flow together. All three substances work together to sustain a normal healthy life but Qi is that driving force that is needed all over the body to maintain a proper flow of blood and body fluids.In order to help the body to heal itself, fine needles are inserted in the body at specific acupuncture points, by doing this, Qi can be manipulated to re-balance the proper flow of Qi where it is needed in the body.

Emotional upset, physical trauma, poor diet, stress, overwork and lifestyle are common examples by which Qi can be disrupted or blocked. By examining root cause and symptoms of a disease an acupuncturist can better differentiate the most appropriate treatment for each patient. Treating all patients as an individual is the core basis of all acupuncture treatments.

Blockages in the flow of Qi can manifest as pain, hot or cold sensations, or skin color changes. These signs and symptoms, channels palpitations, along with pulse and tongue diagnosis can help to determine which acupuncture points are most suitable for a specific treatment plan.

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