What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has a history of more than 3000 years of successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illness.

Your body is interconnected by meridians and pathways through which vital energy flows. The Acupuncturist inserts very fine, pre-sterilized, disposable (one time use) surgical grade stainless steel needles into specific points along these meridians. This allows your energy flow to be manipulated, aiding in both physical and mental ailments. Modern research has shown that stimulating acupuncture points decreases inflammation, increases endorphins to relieve pain, regulates blood circulation and hormone secretion, and boosts the immune system.

What does acupuncture treat?

It is strange how tiny needles can affect the body so much. The body’s normal response to foreign objects within the skin can create many different reactions which lead to healing a plethora of chronic and acute conditions. The most common health conditions include (as per the World Health Organization):

  • Stomach Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Back/Body Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Colds & Flu
  • Menopausal Problems
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Mental & Emotional Stress
  • Neck Pain
  • Depression
  • High Cholesterol
  • Paralyses
  • Overweight
  • Internal Organ Dysfunctions
  • Indigestion
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve impingements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Effects of Stroke
  • Headaches
  • Environmental Illnesses
  • Hypertension
  • Psoriasis
  • Nausea
  • Ear & Throat Infections
  • PMS, Menstrual Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Morning Sickness
  • Anxiety
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy and
  • Radiation
  • Skin Problems
  • Addictions (smoking, alcohol)