Well over 2000 years old, acupuncture is a therapy that has stood the test of time and is proven to effectively treat physical and psycho-emotional conditions.
Fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points located throughout the body and act as a signal that helps guide us back to a place of homeostasis.
The acupuncture points exist along trajectories known as channels or meridians. These connect the body into a whole and integrated system.
Each channel connects to a specific organ and carries out particular functions.
When there is illness or disease, one or more of these channels will be malfunctioning.
Health and Flow
When our channels are vital and flowing well, we feel good. There is a sense that life is flowing through us. We feel peaceful and relaxed and ready to engage in anything that comes our way.
This is known as a healthy expression of Qi and Blood in Chinese Medicine.
Qi is a Chinese philosophical concept that describes the connection of everything.
They saw that everything in the universe effects everything else - there is a relationship between all things. This is Qi.
How well things flow and communicate in the body is an expression of the state of someones Qi. It is in a way what we might call bodily intelligence.
When we have symptoms, our Qi has lost its way and needs to be brought back into balance.
Mind - Body Connection