How Acupuncture works.......
Acupuncture works by helping to maintain the body's equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of the body's Qi (vital energy). For a number of lifestyle, emotional and environmental reasons Qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in symptoms of pain, illness or dis-ease. Traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
Treatment is aimed at the root cause of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of well being. Acupuncture is holistic in nature, which means it treats the whole person rather than isolated symptoms and because of this you may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main complaint improves.
There are two main branches of acupuncture; Five Elements, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Five Element Acupuncture treats at a deep constitutional level, taking into account all that makes a person who they are; their personal qualities, preferences and aversions as well as their symptoms and issues. This approach is excellent for helping resolve problems in the mental/emotional realm and strengthening the person at their very core. It enhances wellbeing, and works preventatively.
TCM is related more closely to overt symptoms of illness. It is a more direct and specialised approach to a particular problem. When integrated, the two approaches are complementary to one another, tending towards more chronic, and more acute disorders respectively.