Acupuncture is a form of therapy that promotes natural healing of the body. It involves inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body. The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called “qi”, that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines or channels known as meridians on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins.
The major benefits of Acupuncture are as follows:
Drug-free pain relief
Assists prevention against disease
Treats the cause as well as the symptoms
Holistic approach to illness, linking body, mind and emotions
Effectively treats many common ailments