Acupuncture is an ancient treatment that is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine - TCM - which originated in China over more then 2500 years ago.
Recently this healing art has gained wide acceptance in our western society being a powerful alternative or addition to conventional medicine.
How does it work?
Fine needles are being placed at specific points, so called Acupuncture points, which are situated on the body`s energy lines, Meridians, that represent the pathway of Qi in the body. Qi is often translated as the body`s vital energy or "Life force" that flows through the body.
Qi is replenished from the air we breath and the food we eat, keeping our body balanced and properly functioning
in order to live a long, healthy and happy life.
If this balance is disturbed due to several reasons, which could be a unhealthy lifestyle that includes long lasting stress, poor sleep,
irregular diet , malnutrition or many other reasons and circumstances, the free flow of Qi can be compromised and illness occurs.
By using specific techniques while applying fine sterile needles on the Acupuncture points, Qi can be positively manipulated in order to promote the free flow of Qi by opening blockages that may have caused dis-ease in the body.
Following some of the most common conditions seen in our western society that respond in a positive way to Acupuncture:
diverse forms of Headaches, Migraines, Muscular tension or aches (for instance back, neck and shoulder pains) , RSI, Sciatica, Sport related injuries, Burnout symptoms like Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, chronic cough, digestive issues and discomfort like IBS, GERD, Obesitas, Food intolerance, fertility issues, hormonal disbalances and many more..
Is Acupuncture painful?
This cannot be answered commonly since everybody has a different level in experiencing pain. Applying the needle can give various sensations, sometimes you might feel a light pinch while inserting the needle, followed by a warm sensation along the Meridian, or a dull light pressure sensation around the Acupuncture point. Often Clients do not even feel the insertion of the needle but comment a feeling of warmth or tingling in the needled area. These sensations depend on the complains and the condition of your body.
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