Acupuncture

Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing and has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Traditional acupuncture treats the whole person, body and mind. Not just the symptoms. The principle of Acupuncture is the balance of Yin and Yang. These two opposite and inter=dependent forces regulate and stimulate the body’s function for optimum wellbeing and good health. An imbalance of Yin and Yang can cause illness and fatigue. Qi (vital energy) is considered to be the other essential element in the healing system of TCM.

Healing and wellbeing take place in the body when Yin and Yang are in balance, and blood flow and Qi are free from any blockages.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine sterile disposable needles just beneath the surface of the skin, into specific acupuncture points along the body’s meridians (energy channels). This ancient technique stimulates vital points and clears blockages in the meridians to improve the flow of Qi; it also improves blood flow throughout the body and restores the balance of Yin and Yang.
A 5,000-year-old mummy found in the Alps, named Otzi, has tattoos on acupuncture points. Some historians believe acupuncture was widely practiced in Eurasia during the Broze Age.

The NHS officially recommends the use of Acupuncture in the treatment of back pain. The World Health Organisation recommends traditional acupuncture treatment worldwide and millions of people use it for all types of chronic and acute health conditions, as well as wellbeing!

How is Acupuncture related to Wellbeing (Health and Longevity)?

TCM believes that man lives amidst the universe and his vital activities are inevitably influenced by the natural laws of material movement. Therefore, all the activates of the human body inevitably have formed close patterns with nature. The balance and harmony between the internal environment of the human body, and the external surroundings is the foundation for man to live and exist healthily and happily.

For an old, weak, and sickly body, acupuncture treatment will help to regain youth, health and vitality in various ways. For a healthy body, acupuncture treatment will keep and maintain wellbeing. For an individual to remain healthy, day to day life: the drinking of water, eating of food, quality of sleep and exercises are essential.