Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore the body's equilibrium What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent, and reflect what many people perceive as the connection between the different aspects their lives.
Based on traditional belief, acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for centuries. The focus is on the individual, not their illness, and all the symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Each patient is unique; two people with the same western diagnosis may well receive different acupuncture treatments.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.
A growing body of evidenced-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture safely treats a wide range of common health problems.
Our Acupuncturist use multiple techniques:
- Traditional acupuncture - ultra-fine needles inserted into specific points along defined pathways (meridians)
- Therapeutic application of heat (moxibustion)
- Vacuum pressure (cupping)
- Electrical current (electroacupuncture)
Some of the many conditions traditional acupuncture is used to treat include:
- Acute and chronic pain conditions
- Fertility and menstruation
- Sleep disorders
For more information contact us about our acupuncture services.