Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice that has been used for over 3000 years to relieve pain and treat a wide range of illnesses. It is based upon an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of western medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes. They call this energy Qi (pronounced Chee). This energy circulates throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as the energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained. If the flow of energy is blocked or depleted, the system is disrupted and pain and/or illness can occur.
Acupuncture uses fine hair-thin needles inserted just under the skin at specific points to access and manipulate the Qi and correct internal imbalances.
Common benefits of acupuncture are:
• Strengthening immunity against disease
• Regulating hormones
• Resolving pain
Speed healing following injury or surgical
• Promoting relaxation
• Treating emotional issues
• Encourages the feeling of well-being
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