The World Health Organization states that hundreds of different diseases, syndromes, pathologies and traumas are proven to be effectively treated by acupuncture. It is one of the oldest treatment procedures in the world, dating back over 5000 years. Acupuncture is a form of therapy that promotes natural healing of the body. Currently it is safe ,drug free and effective nature therapy and becoming more popular form of healthcare that is used by a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, is to restore the body’s equilibrium. It looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance
What does Acupuncture feel like?
The needles that are used for acupuncture are hair-thin, and most people that receive this treatment report no pain or very minimal pain from the needles.
After the needle is inserted, you may notice a sensation of tingling, heaviness or the movement of energy along the channel pathway. Our patients often report feeling relaxed after their treatment.