How does Acupunture Work?
Acupuncture is based on natural laws which describe the movement of life energy (called Chi or Qi) in nature and in the body. This life energy flows through the body along precise pathways. When the Chi in the body is balanced and flows properly, we are healthy. When the Chi is imbalanced, we experience distress and illness. Acupuncturists are trained to detect these imbalances in the Chi. Through the use of hair-thin disposable needles inserted into the acupuncture points or the use of heat at those points (moxabustion), energy is brought into greater harmony which assists your body’s ability to heal itself.
How can Acupuncture help?
In addition to its function as preventive medicine, acupuncture is often effective in treating physical conditions such as arthritis, asthma, back pain, headaches, high blood pressure, gynecological and fertility problems, rheumatism, sciatica, and ulcers. Some people receive help with emotional conditions, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, confusion or despair.