Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote its own natural healing ability. It is not a mystical theory of ancient Chinese, but a type of bioenergetics medicine which has been practiced and developed in Chinese medicine for more than 5000 years. Over this vast length of time, billions of people have been treated successfully.
Chi (pronounced “chee”) is an energy referred to as the ‘life force’ or ‘vital force’ which is present in all living creatures. Chi circulates through 14 major meridians, or energy channels, to all parts of the body. If the flow of Chi is impeded for any reason – by blockage, imbalance, or misdirection – the body’s health weakens in response to the shortage of vital energy.
By restoring the flow of Chi energy, the body can repair itself. To do this, the doctor will stimulate specific points along the meridians, called acupoints, with hair-fine acupuncture needles. This stimulation helps re-balance and encourage the stronger flow of Chi, which is necessary for the body to repair itself and also for the body to maintain itself.