About acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture is a system of healing using the principles of Chinese Medicine, which has been in use to restore, promote and maintain good health for over 2,000 years. It is based on the concept of Qi - the body's vital energy, which flows in channels throughout the body.

If Qi is unable to flow smoothly and freely in the channels it can become weakened or blocked. Discomfort, pain or illness may result on a physical, mental and/or emotional level which is a sign that the body is out of balance.
The overall aim of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium. Some of the factors that can disturb the body's delicate balance of energy are: Infections; poor diet, trauma, hereditary factors, overwork; as well as emotional states such as stress, anxiety, worry, grief, anger or fear.

In acupuncture the focus of treatment is on the individual, not the illness; physical and emotional health are seen as inseparable, and symptoms are viewed within the context of that person as a whole. Because each patient is regarded as unique, two patients with the same western diagnosis will not necessarily receive the same acupuncture treatment.

Treatment involves inserting ultra fine needles at very specific points along the energy channels. The acupuncturist aims to stimulate the body's own healing response and restore its natural balance.

A common response from patients after treatment with acupuncture is that they not only get relief from the condition they were being treated for but they report having more energy and feeling a general sense of wellbeing.