What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of energy work. It is an ancient technique that has been practiced in China for over 4,000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine views health as a constantly changing flow of energy, or Qi. Qi (pronounced chee) is the vital energy that constantly circulates through the body. Everything has energy. The food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the earth we walk on. Qi flows through 14 different channels, or meridians, on both sides of the body. Each meridian contains a number of specific acupuncture points which can be stimulated to increase or decrease the energy in that particular channel.
Each meridian is associated with an organ or an organ system in the body. Acupuncture has the ability to treat the human body as a whole. It helps to balance the mind, body and spirit. These things come out of balance from chemical, physical and mainly emotional stress.
Acupuncturists use very thin needles inserted into the acupuncture points along the energy meridians to balance the energies of the meridian channel, organ or organ system. This stimulates the bodies natural ability to heal itself. This can help with pain control, hormone balance and general overall wellbeing. The bodies ability to heal is absolutely amazing!
Acupuncture has been used to treat all kinds of wellness and illness. Just to name a few, acupuncture is used to treat auto-immune issues, fertility, insomnia, headaches, anxiety/stress and it increases your energy! It helps to free your mind, body and spirit.