How does acupuncture work?
The human body is a complex bioelectric system capable of self-regulating and healing. In this system we have energetic pathways carrying the life force called chi (Qi). Along each pathway are specific points in which energy can be stimulated most effectively. By using different combinations of these points we can improve the flow of energy and unblock constrictions, therefore restoring balance and harmony within the body.
Is acupuncture painful?
It is generally painless, though you may feel some distention, cramping or tingling around the area. These are all good indications that “de qi” or the energy is circulating. After the needles are in place, you will generally feel very calm and relaxed and you may even fall into a restful sleep.
How can I benefit from acupuncture?
The benefits of acupuncture are many. It is beneficial as preventative medicine, general well-being and stress reduction. It is also used for acute and chronic conditions, especially those in which western medicine has had no success in treating. Many also find it to be a form of meditation and self reflection.
What can acupuncture treat?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
High Blood Pressure
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low Back Pain