What is acupuncture?
Through thousands of years of practice, acupuncture has evolved into a complete medical system that can diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. It is a safe, effective, and painless way to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Acupuncture is based on an energetic model that encourages your body's natural healing abilities. This health care system strengthens and improves overall function, enhances recuperative power and immunity, and so as to enable you to regain and keep physical and emotional health. The function of acupuncture is to ensure a continuous flow of vital life energy, called Qi.
Qi circulates in human body through specific pathways called Meridians. When life-giving Qi flows smoothly through meridian pathways, it will nourish every cell, organ and tissue in your body. But if Qi becomes “backed up” in somewhere of your body, the Qi flowing to other areas will be restricted. Hindering the flow of Qi circulating within your meridian pathways can lead to pain and illness.
An acupuncturist will then place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along your meridian pathways. The safe and painless insertion of the needle unblocks the damming or obstruction of your meridians. Releasing this blockage allows the Qi to freely circulate, eliminating pain and restoring the body's ability to heal itself.
Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture is not painful. During initial insertion, you may feel a minor tingling until the needle reaches the correct location
under the skin. Sometime a brief sensation of heat is felt momentarily. In most cases, patients do not even know the needles are
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture is very safe. It is absolutely drug-free; thus, there are no side effects except feeling relaxed after the procedure. The skin is
treated with alcohol and disposable sterile needles are used, so there is little danger of infection.