Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the skin, usually by the insertion of needles. In its original form acupuncture was based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine.
What is Acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncturists understand health in terms of a vital force or energy called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) which circulates between the organs along channels called meridians. Qi energy must flow in the correct strength and quality through each of these meridians and organs for health to be maintained.
The acupuncture points are located along the meridians and provide one means of altering the flow of Qi. Acupuncture treatments also include at times the use of moxibustion and cupping.
What can Acupuncture Treat?
The following is a list of conditions for which Acupuncture can prove beneficial in the alleviation of symptoms but also, in some cases, resolution of the condition.
Source: World Health Organisation PDF
Viral, bacterial & fungal diseases
Weakened Immune System
Headaches & migraines
Neck & low back pain
Scars & post-surgical adhesions
Acute & chronic sports injuries
Childbirth & Pregnancy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acute & Chronic Colitis
Biliary & Renal Colics
Post-operative vomiting / nausea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome