Its origins dating back thousands of years, it is one of the oldest health care systems in the world. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use needles into acupuncture points along specific energy pathways (meridians or channels) in the body to free up energy blockages and encourage the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. These points can be stimulated using electro-acupuncture or acupressure depending on the needs and boundaries of the client.
Some benefits of acupuncture:
Focuses on drug-free pain relief
Can be effective in the treatment of acute and chronic ailments
Takes a holistic approach by addressing the underlying cause of the condition, as well as the symptoms.
Assists in the prevention against disease and the maintenance of general well-being.
After consultation, a customised acupuncture prescription is formulated to treat the condition. Acupuncture uses the insertion of fine, sterile, on-time use needles on specific points to access and harmonise the Qi of the channels. Different modalities such as moxibustion, cupping and massage will be incorporated in to treatments as needed. Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for balancing out your body systems and achieving optimal health.