What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of conditions. A key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain and reduce inflammation. Traditional Chinese Medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy – known as Qi (pronounced “chee”) – that flows through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting fine, sterile needles at very precise acupuncture points along these meridians, the body’s Qi is activated. This promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity, and physical and emotional health. It can also improve overall function and well-being. The Western Medical explanation of this process is that the acupuncture points are sites that stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.