Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
As the Traditional Chinese Medical practitioners found some 5000 years ago, the human body can be likened to a highly complex electrical circuit. Like any electrical circuit it must he kept in good working order if it is to function effectively. If the human circuit breaks down the result is illness.
Every persons body has energy or Chi(Qi) circulation, which moves via a series of pathways called meridians. Acupuncture ensures that the energy circulates unobstructed along these meridians, through muscles, organs, nerves and tissues, by stimulating specific points that lie along these meridians. Because the Energy has an effect on every level of the body/mind. Acupunture may be used for not only physical conditions but also stressful states, phobias, shock, mental exhaustion and many types of addictions.
Acupuncture has the following major benefits:
- drug-free pain relief
- assists prevention against disease
- treats the cause as well as the symptoms
- holistic approach to illness, linking body, mind and emotions
- effectively treats many common ailments
How does it work?
The goal of acupuncture therapy is to establish a healthier state of body function and to increase the capacity to cope with stress. Each person has an energy circulation. To maintain good health, it is essential for the body's energy, as well as the blood, to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner. The pathways through which the energy flows are called meridians and these circulate through the organs and tissues of the body.
The energy which flows along the meridians is called Qi (Chi). These meridians were mapped out by the ancient Chinese. There are over 500 acupuncture points and these lie along the meridians. By stimulating these points with needles, the quality and quantity of energy (Qi) and fluids can be normalised.
Often an area or acupuncture point is warmed and stimulated by a Chinese herb. This process is called Moxibustion. Suction cups and massage may also be utilised to enhance the treatment.