What exactly is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine where thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a holistic form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is directed at restoring the overall balance in the body. It deals with conditions but also the overall wellbeing of an individual and energy balance/imbalance.
It improves the body’s functions by promoting the self-healing process. It stimulates specific anatomic sites, referred to as acupuncture points or acupoints. A common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.
Other acupoint stimulation methods involve: Massage, heat therapy, cupping and herbal medicines. It aims to evoke the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. By stimulating these systems, acupuncture can help resolve pain, improve sleep, digestive function and sense of wellbeing.
What is it good for?
Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat several conditions from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain) to nausea, hormonal and migrane headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, infertility and many side effects of the hormonal changes of menopause.
Thinking of trying acupuncture? Speak to us here at KMJ and we will point you in the right direction.
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