Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing technique that involves inserting thin metal needles into the skin to stimulate the body’s self healing abilities. This modality combines ancient healing techniques with modern science. In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is linked with the flow of energy in the body, called Qi. When Qi gets disrupted our energy gets blocked and becomes imbalanced. This causes pain to manifest in the body and mind.

Acupuncture uses specific points along the body’s energetic pathways to release blocked Qi and restore homeostasis.

The insertion sites on the body – or acupoints – are located on specific nerve-rich areas of the skin. These precise anatomic points stimulate our nerves, which then send signals to the brain to release hormones to promote self healing! Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities, including guasha, cupping, moxa, and more. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments can alleviate many issues emotionally, mentally and physically simply by using the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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