Acupuncture is a safe, natural, drug-free treatment modality that gradually provides the means to regain health, and maintain a vibrant state of wellness with relatively few complications. It also strengthens and supports the body and its efforts to prevent future illnesses and disease.
Acupuncture originated in China and is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It incorporates a number of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points or areas on the surface of the skin using a variety of techniques, including the insertion of very fine (whisker-like) needles into specific acupoints that alter and improve bodily functions. It has been determined that acupuncture restores, regulates and rejuvenates the body's vital energy, known to the Chinese as Qi (pronounced "chee"). According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), when the Qi is flowing freely and smoothly with balanced Yin and Yang energies, the body flourishes and radiates a healthy vibrance indicative of internal stability and harmony. Various stressors (physical, mental, emotional, environmental, etc), in addition to our diet and lifestyle choices, disrupt or block the normal flow of Qi pathways and their associated organs.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body's own innate self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms. Therefore, it won't make a problem worse. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with many different therapies, as it doesn't interact with other interventions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture's effectiveness for over 200 common disorders.
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