What is Acupuncture?

Over 2000 years ago, Chinese medical writings described acupuncture channels with transporting energy (qi) around and through the body. Qi is said to be influenced in specific ways at acupuncture points which lie along these channels. When qi flows freely the body will function well, when Qi becomes blacked, organ function is impaired and symptoms of illness will appear.

Traditional Acupuncturists believe that gentle stimulation at precise acupuncture points with applied on the basis of correct diagnosis, will aid the body’s own defensive and self healing systems, thus promoting and maintain good health.

An acupuncturist can simulate acupuncture points by several methods including, but not limited to, heat (moxibustion), magnets, laser and fine disposable acupuncture needles.

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