Acupuncture has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 2,500 years. An acupuncturist will diagnose your condition by conducting a thorough examination. This is based on medical history, pulse and tongue diagnosis.
The treatments can be composed of many elements, including; moxabusion (heat), cupping (suction), auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), electrical or laser stimulation, or manual manipulation of the points.
Acupuncture needles are hair thin needles that are inserted into “points” on your body. The needles stimulate and regulate the flow of Qi (Chi), the vital life energy within and around you.
This system of health care is based on the principle that to be healthy, your body needs the proper supply of blood, and the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries. Over 2,000 specific points have been mapped out where a block in blood flow can occur. A method of diagnosing which points to treat to increase the blood flow allows the trained acupuncturist to get results with all types of health problems.
The best analogy to explain acupuncture would be to compare it to a planr that was deprived of water.
Without water, a plant would wither and slowly die.
If you tried to water that plant with a hose that had a kink or blockage that prevented water form getting through, then the plant would die. Remove the blockage or kink in the hose and give the plant water, and it will recover. You probably have seen this yourself if you have household plants.
Acupuncture finds where the blockage is in your bodythat is stopping life-giving blood and oxygen from flowing to your cells, organs or tissues.
Acupuncture needles are painless, they are so thin, it is like inserting another strand of hair into your body.