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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China 5,000 years ago and is now accepted and practiced worldwide. Acupuncture is the medical application of fine needles to points on the body to treat most dysfunctions of the mental, emotional and physical spheres to enhance well being across a range of areas.
According to TCM, Qi (pronounced chee) energy, or the vital life force, flows through fourteen meridians or channels in the body. When the energy flow is disturbed, illness or disease can follow. Inserting needles into specific points can suppress or stimulate the release of energy, thereby correcting imbalances.
What are the benefits of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is used to promote natural healing, relieve pain and improve function of organ systems that are no longer in harmony. It is often effectively and successfully used as an alternative to medications.
The World Health Organization has a long list of diseases and disorders for which acupuncture has proven effective, including, but not limited to:
• menstrual, fertility and menopause disorders
• rheumatoid arthritis
• digestive disorders
• blood sugar problems
• depression and stress
Acupuncture is beneficial to increased healing, physical performance and blood flow