What is Acupuncture and how does it work?
What is acupuncture? This is a wonderful natural system of medicine that restores and maintains our health. Treatment works by activating a person’s own recuperative and healing powers. Over 2000 years ago the practice was already well established as part of the repertoire of Chinese Medicine.
Traditionally, this ancient practice is seen to work with the “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy of the body. This energy flows continuously through the meridian system, an energetic network linking specific points which in turn influence our health and well-being in all its aspects.
The Flow of Health
We are healthy when the flow of “Qi” or vitality is clear and strong in our being. Dis-harmony and dis-ease arise when this energy flow is blocked or depleted. Appropriate choice and treatment of acupuncture points along the meridians works to re-establish and maintain the energy flow and restore the natural balance of body and mind.
Points can be treated by the shallow insertion of hair fine needles or the use of acupressure. The therapy is suitable for any age from newborn upwards. It is amazingly relaxing as it helps release our blocks and stresses. It has a detailed diagnostic system and can also be used preventatively, correcting imbalances in their early stages.
Having been an acupuncturist for over 25 years now Sue just loves this truly holistic approach to health. She finds it is great to be able to treat the whole person rather than just the disease and to work with the cause of the problem as well as the symptoms. And with no unwanted side effects!
See more on our Acupuncture Benefits page.
Remember…acupuncture treats you, the individual first. So if you want to know if and how it can help you personally, please call or leave a message we will get back to you.