Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese healing medicine, is more than 3,000 years old. It is based on the belief that energy, called chi, flows freely through our bodies along pathways called meridians. When stress, trauma, poor diet, or lack of sleep interrupts the normal flow of energy, we begin to feel ill. When our energy is in a state of imbalance, we feel pain, sleep poorly, eat too much or too little, and feel sluggish.
The acupuncturist creates a “point prescription,” which determines the proper placement of needles. This stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself by restoring the flow of energy. When the energy of the body is flowing harmoniously through the body, the body is in balance and in a state of health. Conversely, when the body’s energy is not flowing properly, the body is out of balance and in a state of dis-ease or pain.
The body has a tremendous capacity to heal itself. Traditional Chinese medicine honors this innate ability to heal. Acupuncture treats the whole person, not just the illness.
Whether you have an acute issue that just occurred or a chronic problem of many years, acupuncture may help relieve your symptoms and restore your energy.
Congratulations on taking that first step towards balanced health!