Chinese Medicine’s gentle, do-no-harm approach has helped millions of people to avoid surgery and other invasive procedures, alleviate pain, improve circulation and metabolic function, and restore balance to the nervous system. By placing hair-fine needles into specific acu-points, acupuncture works by adjusting the flow of energy in the body so that healing can occur at a deep level.
TCM views the body as an integrated whole. While it can treat a specific symptom to provide relief, it has the unique ability to get to the root cause of the disease or symptom, make corrections to physiological function and prevent the disease from further development or recurrence.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the tissues and organs are connected through a vast network of channels (aka meridians) and blood vessels inside the body. There are over 360 acu-points distributed along these meridians, each possessing their own unique functions.
All organs and systems are interconnected and surprisingly, their functions overlap with many western medical concepts. It is always fascinating to witness this overlap because 3,000 years ago they did not have any of the scientific tools we use today to see inside the body. Even without these tools, Chinese medicine developed profound insights into how the body works simply by using careful observation and studying the laws of nature.
Acupuncture has been proven effective for a variety of conditions such as: