Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing modality that uses tiny, solid needles which are inserted at specific locations on the body to bring about balance and harmony. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the body is comprised of 12 main channels called ‘meridians’ which flow with ‘qi’. Qi is defined as ‘vital life force’ or ‘energy’ that comprises all things. A less mystical or ‘Western’ description may define qi as our body’s interstitial fluid which is responsible for transporting nutrients and other chemicals. Acupuncture needles work with the central and peripheral nervous system to bring relief to mental and physical ailments.
The World Health Organization has determined through a review of controlled clinical trials that acupuncture is proven effective in treating a multitude of diseases, symptoms or conditions. The most common disorders people seek acupuncture for are pain of all kinds including headaches and migraines, emotional disorders such as stress, anxiety and depression, gastrointestinal disorders and gynecological disorders.
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