What is Acupuncture?
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What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is an ancient form of medicine that views health holistically. In other words, in TCM, the body, mind, and spirit are all viewed as parts of a greater whole. As such, health imbalances are treated collectively rather than as individual and isolated concerns.
Acupuncture uses very fine needles to stimulate specific points in the body. These acupuncture points act as gateways into the body that allows your Acupuncturist to manipulate the flow of Qi within the body.
What is Qi?
Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital life force that flows through and animates the body. A person’s health is directly related to the state of their Qi. If Qi is strong, abundant, and flowing smoothly than a person will experience good physical, mental, and emotional health. On the other hand, if a person’s Qi is depleted, weak, or unable to flow properly their health will suffer.
Using Acupuncture to positively influence the flow of Qi is a safe, effective, and drug free method of improving ones health on multiple levels.