Safe and effective acupuncture treatments help ease pain, discomfort and dysfunction.
Acupuncture, or zhenjiu, as it is called in Chinese, is an ancient form of needle therapy. Now popular in the Western world, this method is used to treat acute and chronic pain as well as many other disorders.
In physics, all life process that take place within you can be seen as energy. The ancient Chinese called this force “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). This energy flows through your body and when it’s blocked, or disrupted, the imbalance can cause health issues. When it flows, you feel great and good health is achieved.
Restoring balance to your body
In a healthy person, the smooth flow of Qi through your body helps to circulate blood, prevent disease, express emotions and ensure the body is functioning correctly.
Acupuncture is simply a method to ensure this energy flows correctly. By inserting needles, we release any blocked energy and stimulate biochemical changes that trigger the body’s natural healing systems – such as the release of endorphins for pain relief.
Different styles and methods
Most people are unaware there are many different styles of acupuncture practiced today. While it originated in China about 3,000 years ago, it soon spread across the Asian continent, developing its own regional variations. While these styles share the same fundamental concepts, each differs in theory and practice.