Acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.
It takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment. Practitioners of TCM use holistic techniques that include acupuncture, herbal medicines, tai chi, qi gong, massage therapy, cupping, moxibustion and diet and lifestyle techniques.
A treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the patient.
Acupuncture is known to treat a wide range of disorders including migraines, sleeping disorders, poor circulation, blood pressure, common colds, digestive disorders, skin conditions and pain, just to name a few.