The Healing Power of Acupuncture
Our body is miraculous – it has the power to heal itself. We all face darker times of imbalance, illness or any other physical and emotional pain. The symptoms are often our bodies’ way of speaking to us, helping us to see where we may be out of balance.
Acupuncture can help you find relief from the symptoms and reach a state of inner balance within yourself. By using the principles of 5 elements Chinese medicine, we look for the root cause of your pain and work together to restore balance. We can uncover, together, what your body may be telling you and help your body to find its own healing powers.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for about 3,000 years. These days, acupuncture is used by millions of people around the world to support their health and wellbeing. It’s a complete system of medicine and can be used to facilitate healing for people who experience a variety of conditions–from chronic pains or migraines to gastritis or infertility to anxiety and depression.
Acupuncture helps to relieve symptoms of pain and helps to restore balance and harmony in our Body, Mind and Spirit. It activates the natural self-healing abilities in the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture stimulates channels of energy in the body. This energy is called – Qi.
Qi is the life force or the energy that flows through our body in channels called meridians.
Qi flows through the meridians as an invisible current, energizing and nourishing every cell, tissue, organ and gland.
When Qi flows smoothly, all of our systems can function properly and our body can easily heal. However, sometimes life events, emotions, habits of mind, exposure to strong climate or a particularly strong infection or big injury can create a blockage to that Qi. Over time, these blockages make it more difficult for Qi to flow and for the body to heal and stay well. Symptoms can arise. Through the insertion of very thin, solid, disposable sterile needles at certain points in the body, we can help the Qi to flow more smoothly thus bringing the body into balance so it can begin to heal itself.
When we restore balance, we treat the whole person not just one symptom or disease. While acupuncture works differently for everyone, some patients may observe multiple symptoms begin to clear or they also may experience less stress and a greater sense of well-being since acupuncture works on the body, mind and spirit levels. For instance, a patient seeking relief from migraines may not only notice shifts in their headaches but may also sleep better, may notice a strengthened immune system and a decreased sense of frustration and anxiety in daily life. Some patients may even feel that they have more vision about how to achieve their dreams; some will feel a deeper sense of gratitude or appreciation for the life they are living.