“Yin and Yang are the Dao of Heaven and Earth, the fundamental principle of all changes and transformations, the progenitor of myriad beings, the root of life and death, and the palace of Spirit Brightness”
ABOUT TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture is a treatment method used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a complete medical system aimed at treating the underlying root causes of disharmony in the body. As a holistic therapy, treatments are individualized to benefit the patient as a whole to restore balance for both physical and emotional well-being.
Very thin, sterile, and single-use needles are gently inserted into specific points on the body along a series of channels (pathways) that interconnect all tissues and organs. Through these channels, Qi (energy) and blood flow to nourish the entire body.
From a TCM perspective, "when there is blockage, there is pain." Acupuncture initiates smooth Qi and blood flow through the meridian pathways to provide relief from physical and emotional symptoms. It restores homeostasis by promoting circulation, reducing inflammation, and stimulating the endorphins that alleviate pain. Acupuncture works on your parasympathetic nervous system - the "rest and digest" part of your nervous system and opposite of the "fight or flight" response - which is what makes it so relaxing.
Learn more about the concepts, mechanism, and benefits of acupuncture here.
Acupuncture is beneficial for prevention of illness, health maintenance, and treatment of disease.
The World Health Organization has published a review on controlled clinical trials, finding acupuncture to be an effective treatment method for conditions including:
Musculoskeletal conditions, acute and chronic pain, post-operative care
Gynecological disorders, infertility
Psychological and emotional conditions, stress and anxiety
Respiratory disorders, allergies, asthma
Neurological conditions, headaches, dizziness
Cardiovascular disorders, circulation
...And much more!