What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used extensively in the East for at least 2000 years to successfully treat a wide range of evolving diseases, even to the point that many Hospitals in China consist of an Acupuncture Ward, where patients are treated with both Traditional & Modern Medicines.
Acupuncture works internally to stimulate the functions of different organs to rebalance Qi & Blood, Yin & Yang in the body, thereby leading to a healthy state for the body to effectively heal itself.
TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCM is a broad term used to describe many different treatment techniques for multiple conditions. These techniques include:
- Acupuncture – Insertion of Needles into Acupoints to stimulate Qi movement
- Moxibustion – burning of processed Mugwort plant on the Skin to stimulate the Acupoint (Non Scarring)
- Cupping – use of glass cups which suck onto the skin to move Obstructed Energy & Blood
- Massage (Tui Na) – Manual art of Acupuncture in which Meridians & Points are massaged to stimulate Qi & Blood movement
- Chinese Herbal Therapy – Specific Herbs are chosen depending on each persons individual conditions to stimulate rebalancing in organ functions, thus contributing to a healthy state