During an acupuncture treatment, fine disposable needles are inserted into specific points on the body which promotes the normal flow of energy, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, and restoring balance. Chinese medicine considers the body to be a dynamic energy system, fueled by a life force known as qi. This energy circulates through the body along pathways called meridians, and its free movement is vital for good health.
Other treatments can involve moxibustion, in which penetrating heat from a burning Chinese herb is used to warm acupoints to tonify or promote the flow of qi, or cupping, the application of warmed glass cups to certain areas of the body (typically the back) to increase circulation, release pain or blockages and clear toxins.
Simple lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise, and stress-management techniques, will be discussed, allowing you to take charge of your own wellbeing, and maintain good health.