What is Acupuncture?
than 12 million Americans have used acupuncture either as an adjunct
to traditional western medicine or as a stand-alone therapy because
of its powerful healing effects.
Acupuncture is currently used by one third of the world as a
primary health care system and has been endorsed by the World
Acupuncture has been used as a healing system for more than 2,500
years. It works on the energy force (qi) that runs in channels
(meridians) throughout the body. Where the energy flow is disrupted
due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress or other conditions,
pain or illness can develop.
Acupuncture focuses on correcting these imbalances so that the
energetic flow can be restored and the body brought back into
harmony, as well as relieving pain and other symptoms and strengthening
the body. Balance is achieved by accessing the body’s qi
via a prescription carefully chosen from the body’s 400
Acupuncture’s complex system of diagnostic methods aims
to treat the whole person, not just isolated symptoms. Diagnosis
is based on discerning the body’s patterns of disharmony
and devising an appropriate treatment plan. The state of the body’s
organs and meridians is determined by taking the pulse and looking
at the tongue. A treatment plan is then drawn up based on the
diagnosis and a detailed history-taking.
Who can Benefit from Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can benefit patients ranging from infants to senior
citizens. Acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain but as recognized
by the World Health Organization it can also treat a wide range
of conditions including:-
Adjunct Cancer Therapy
High Blood Pressure
An acupuncture treatment may also consist of the use of other
• Moxibustion - heat from a slow-burning herb is held over
acupuncture points to stimulate the flow of qi and warm the channels.
• Cupping – warm glass cups are applied to the skin
over acupuncture points to increase the circulation of qi.
• Electro-acupuncture - the flow of qi is enhanced by connecting
acupuncture needles to an electrical stimulator. This technique
is particularly useful in relieving pain.
Available Treatments Include:
Adjunct Cancer therapies
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Moving breach baby
Nutritional Counseling and Supplementation
OTHER HEALTH ISSUES
IVF adjunct therapy