“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that through the use of needles on the surface of the body, aims to restore health from a wide variety of symptoms and ailments, injury and disease.
The acupuncturist inserts very fine needles into the skin at specific acu points (anatomic points in the body), sometimes using heat, friction, suction or electromagnetic impulses to stimulate the acu points.
Each of the acupuncture points correspond to specific parts of the body, both internally and externally.
The stimulation of these points facilitates the free movement of blocked energy (qi) within the body, and restores the individual back to true health and balance.
Modern medicine believes acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release certain biochemicals (such as neurotransmitters and hormones) that regulate our bodily functions, immune system and pain threshold.
Although this may be true from a scientific point of view, the Chinese standpoint is that acupuncture helps to manipulate the flow of qi in the body.
When the qi becomes stagnated, excess or deficient illness occurs. Therefore, the acupuncturist works to enable free flow of qi and restore balance and vitality.