What is Acupuncture?


The origins of Acupuncture in China can be traced back at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world.

Today, Acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.

Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points along the body's meridians to clear energy blockages. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of energy.

As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
Provides drug-free pain relief
Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
Treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
Provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
Assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being

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