Originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile single use needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body. These points are located on meridians through which qi or vital energy runs.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance ofyin and yang. When the body become unbalanced then illness may form. Through 350 + acupuncture points in the body, these meridians and energy flows may be accessed. If needles are inserted into these points with appropriate combinations it is said that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance.
Acupuncture can treat many condition and the most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions.