The origins of acupuncture can be traced back over 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture supports the treatment of a wide number of conditions. The primary feature of Chinese medicine is the premise that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony, balance and flow within the individual. For example, when the body, mind and spirit are healthy there is an abundant supply as well as free flowing ‘life energy’ (Qi) within the body. When Qi is free flowing then every cell, organ and system is supported and nourished – keeping you feeling strong, healthy and vibrant. Conversely, if there’s an old illness that hasn’t fully resolved, an injury not quiet healed or an emotional trauma not yet dealt with, this will negatively impact this free flow. Chinese Medicine believes if the body’s waste, toxins, scar tissue and emotional pain remains in the body, then ‘chaos’ – or disease or illness – occurs.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s energy pathways (meridians) to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of energy, or Qi, through the body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment.
What will my acupuncture experience be like?
Have you experienced that feeling of deep relaxation just before you fall asleep? Maybe during meditation or an amazing massage? This is what most people experience when they have acupuncture. Imagine how it would feel to have each part of your body feeling relaxed and in harmony. After the needles are tapped gently into place, you can relax, close your eyes, meditate or sleep while the acupuncture takes affect. The treatment time ranges from 20-60 mins