Acupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves inserting very thin needles at specific points in the body. By the insertion of needles at key areas along the meridians (also known as energy pathways in the body); the flow of Qi (energy) can be balanced and harmonized. When there is an imbalance of energy in the body it can manifest as different forms of pain or discomfort. Acupuncture treats both the physical symptoms as well as the energy flow in the body.
When used to treat specific sports injuries or different forms of pain; acupuncture can help by stimulating the nervous endings, muscles, and connective tissue. This may result in proper blood flow, decreasing pain related symptoms.
Furthermore acupuncture is an excellent technique to reduce stress related problems, and an effective way to give your nervous system a boost when you’ve been drained by work, city life, or any other forms of stress.
Conditions that can be treated with acupuncture
- Back Pain (lower, middle and upper)
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Muscle pain
- Stress related conditions.