Acupuncture refers to the insertion of fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief, healing and general well-being. It has been used by the Chinese for over 3000 year, and is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world.
The overall objective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture is to rebalance the body’s natural energy flow (known as qi). The treatment is based on the principle that physical and mental illnesses are caused by imbalances within the body. When an individual’s qi or vital energy is unable to flow freely throughout the body, the body’s energy meridians become obstructed. This could be the result of a range of conditions, including emotional and physical stress or poor nutrition and injury.
TCM Acupuncture focuses on correcting the underlying cause of the illness. The practitioner will not focus on the illness alone, but on the individual as a whole. They will consider their symptoms, mapping them out and observing how they relate. After the diagnosis the acupuncturist will work to renew the individual’s energy flow. They will focus on rebalancing the body and restoring its’ ability to heal naturally.