Acupuncture is the most commonly practiced branch of what is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of very thin acupuncture needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. Acupuncturists also use other complementary methods of treatments, most commonly acupressure, cupping, Chinese Tuina massage, moxibustion, electrostimulation, ear acupuncture, herbal remedies, etc.
Today’s acupuncture is a combination of ancient theory, backed by 2000 years of clinical experience, and contemporary ever-growing and evolving science-based research. Traditionally it is believed that all illnesses, aches and pains come from imbalances or stagnation in the body’s natural energy, and acupuncture is a method to remove stagnation and help the body bring the balance back. In contrast, many contemporary practitioners view acupuncture as a way of stimulating nerves, muscles and connective tissue, thus activating and boosting the body’s self-healing properties.
Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain; increasingly though it is being used for a wide variety of chronic diseases, infertility, stress management, psychosomatic disorders and overall wellness. It is important to remember that acupuncture is a holistic approach to health where many factors matter, such as the practitioner’s and patient’s intentions, each patient’s individual response to such stimulation, diet, daily habits, etc.
Acupuncture treatment can be pain-free or accompanied by a short-lived unique sensation. Each person feels and responds differently. Please feel free to contact our specialist for any further enquiries or questions you might have.