Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing and has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, yet still very popular world wide in now days. Traditional acupuncture treats for the whole person, body and mind, but not just for the symptoms. The principle of Acupuncture is to balance of Yin and Yang. These two opposites and inter-dependent forces regulate and stimulate the body’s function for optimum wellness and good for health. An imbalance condition can cause illness and fatigue.
Healing and wellness take place in the body when Yin and Yang are balanced. Qi (vital energy) is considered to be the other essential element in the healing system of TCM. Blood flow and Qi are free from any blockages present a contented happy person.
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.
In the past, the NHS officially recommended 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 maintenance of healthy body.