What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of alternative healing, rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Thin needles are inserted along meridian points or pathways for life energy to stimulate the nervous system. Unblocking the flow of “qi” releases natural chemicals into muscles, spinal cord and brain which boosts the body’s natural healing abilities.
Typically, Acupuncture is used for treating pain, discomfort or injuries. This ancient healing modality is also used for promoting overall physical and emotional wellbeing.
Who Needs Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine and is most frequently used to treat pain. It is being used more frequently for overall wellness, which includes stress reduction. As well as the following :
- anxiety and depression
- chronic pain
- menstrual cramps and PMS