Acupuncture can be seen as a non-invasive and a drug-free alternative to western medicine. It is applied by inserting a tiny needle through the skin at areas known as acupoints in order to get a therapeutic effect.
To fully understand how Acupuncture works, it is necessary to get familiar with the Chinese philosophy and its concept of health and disease. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), disease is linked to an energetic imbalance within the body. Stimulating specific acupoints can help re-establish balance in body tissues and its related organs. As all tissues and organs of the body are interdependent, the whole body is affected by the procedure and the energy flow is regulated in all body parts. Acupuncture is a good example of TCM's holistic approach to cure not only the illness itself, but also its cause.
In many cases the best results from a treatment is obtained by using Acupuncture and Tuina Medical Massage simultaneously, as they complement each other and are both built on the same medical foundations.
Acupuncture is best known to treat the following health issues:
Stress and Anxiety
Chronic pain (neck, period pain, widespread pain, etc.)
Acute and chronic lower back pain
Pain linked to sports injuries
Repetitive strain injury & Carpal tunnel syndrome