Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that involves stimulating certain points on the body with needles to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. The theory and practice of acupuncture originated in China and has been used for over two thousand years; it is based on an understanding of health, through balance, where all systems are working as they should.
What can it treat?
The application of this practice is very wide and addresses areas such as sports injuries, stress, arthritis, depression and anxiety, infertility, addictions such as smoking and much more.
What does it do?
It increases blood circulation and releases endorphins from the brain to reduce pain. It relaxes the body and mind and helps to restore the body's equilibrium. An acupuncturist will look for patterns through observation, by checking your tongue, pulse, nails and skin and by asking you questions about a your experience. An acupuncturist will then choose points on your body to insert very fine needles based on the patterns we see. Patients often say they feel warmth and heaviness and a subtle tingling while the needles are in and some describe the experience as relaxing and calming.