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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural Chinese therapy.  It works by balancing the body’s energy to encourage it to heal itself.  It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including disorders for which conventional medicine has not been able to find a cure or even a cause.

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Acupuncture is a medicinal technique practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has been used for thousands of years and is not only used for relieving pain but also for curing disease, improving overall health and prevention.

There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the human body connected with 12 main and 8 extra meridians.  Pain and disease are the result of these channels becoming blocked.  Acupuncture therapy stimulates meridian flow and harmonizes the body’s energy to influence the health of both body and mind.

The needles we use are sterilized, hair- thin one time use designed not to cut the skin. They are gently shallow. Experience of having acupuncture is in no way like having an injection.

By placing needles into the skin at strategic points on the body, acupuncture practitioners help to  relieve pain, restore energy and treat disease.  Other types of acupuncture may use heat, pressure, or mild electrical current to stimulate energy flow along these meridians.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the practice of acupuncture for a wide range of medical problems, including flu, common cold, migraines, headaches, asthma, bladder dysfunction, neck pain, back pain, muscle pain and weakness, abdominal pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and more.

Western medicine’s view is that the placement of acupuncture needles at specific pain points releases endorphins and opioids, the body’s natural painkillers, and perhaps immune system cells as well as neurotransmitters and neurohormones in the brain.  Research has shown that glucose and other bloodstream chemicals become elevated after acupuncture.