Acupuncture is a system of healing that has been practiced in China for over 2500 years. Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine, disposable needles are inserted into specific points on the body call acu-points. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as Qi - moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities - Yin and Yang - and when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the  body's own healing response and help restore its natural balance.

The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

The World Health Organization recognizes that acupuncture can treat the following conditions

Back PainCommon ColdPeripheral Neuropathy
Tennis ElbowBronchial AsthmaConstipation
Central Retinitis
Bladder Dysfunction
HiccupsPost-Polio ParalysisGastric Hyperacidity
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Esophageal SpasmIntercostal Neuralgia Facial PalsyDysentery
Frozen Shoulder
Paralytic lleusBedwettingDuodenal Ulcer
GingivitisPost-Stroke ParalysisAcute Tonsillitis

Dental PainMeniere's DiseasePharyngitis

ToothacheThoracic Outlet Syndrome

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