According to Chinese Medicine, the human body consists of invisible channels known as meridians. Meridians are pathways where life energy or known as “Qi” flows throughout the human body. In general, under normal circumstances, there will be abundant Qi flowing through these meridians however if these meridians become block by pathogens and Qi becomes stagnated, will result in pain and illnesses.
Acupuncture normally involves the insertion of a single-use sterile needle to a specific part of the body in which we call acupuncture points. By inserting these needles to these acupuncture points, helps release the stagnation within the meridian and re-establishes the free flow of Qi, thus able to alleviate the pain or symptoms.
Acupuncture also helps create a series of chain reaction in the body. These reactions may include:
- Increasing and re-establishing blood and oxygen flow within the body
- Increasing the release of endorphins ( the happy hormone)
- Activating the body’s own healing system
- Modulating the nervous and immune system
- Promoting both physical and psychological wellbeing
- Relaxes the body’s muscles
- Reduces inflammation within the body
This ancient medical technique has been traditionally used in Asia for centuries to help manage different types of conditions. In recent times, acupuncture has been increasingly popular in Western countries for treating pain conditions, digestive conditions, gynaecology conditions, chronic fatigue and much more.